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Alathon® ETP H4250 Data Sheet

High Density Polyethylene

Supplied by LyondellBasell Industries

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Product Description
ALATHON H4250 is a high-flow "freezer" grade resin that exhibits enhanced cold temperature impact performance, enhanced processing and thermal stability, with good color and organoleptic properties. Typical applications are rigid food containers such as four, five and six-quart ice cream containers that are produced at high speeds in fast cycling multi-cavity stack molds.
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • North America
Features 
  • Fast Molding Cycle
  • Food Contact Acceptable
  • Good Organoleptic Properties
  • Good Processability
  • Good Thermal Stability
  • High Flow
  • Low Temperature Impact Resistance
Uses 
  • Food Containers
Agency Ratings 
Processing Method 
  • Injection Molding
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density
g/cm³
ASTM D1505
Apparent Density
g/cm³
ASTM D1895
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) (190°C/2.16 kg)
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
Spiral Flow 2, 3
in
 
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
    ASTM D638
-- 4
psi
 
1% Secant  5
psi
 
Tensile Strength 6 (Break)
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Elongation 6 (Break)
%
ASTM D638
Flexural Modulus 7
    ASTM D790
--
psi
 
1% Secant
psi
 
2% Secant
psi
 
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact (73°F)
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
Unnotched Izod Impact (0°F)
 
ASTM D4812
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Durometer Hardness (Shore D)
 
ASTM D2240
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load (66 psi, Unannealed)
°F
ASTM D648
Vicat Softening Temperature
°F
ASTM D1525
Peak Melting Temperature
°F
ASTM D3418
Peak Crystallization Temperature (DSC)
°F
ASTM D3418
Related Terminology
This supplier and product may also be known by these terms: LyondellBasell Industries, Lyondell, Basell, Bassell, Basell Polyolefins, Bassel
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: High Flow, High Melt, High MFI, Low Temperatuer Impact Resistance, Low Temp Impact Resistance, Good Processability, Easy Processing, Good Thermal Stability, Good Organoleptic Properties, Fast Cycle, Rapid Cycle, Productivity, Fast Molding Cycle.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Food Containers, Food Container.
Agency Ratings
This plastic material has 1 certifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of certifications for that agency): FDA (1).
Available Documents
Processing - Mold Shrink (English)
Processing - Polyolefin Injection Molding Guide (English)
Processing - Start-Up Guide (English)
Technical Datasheet (English)
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Rear Temperature
°F
 
Middle Temperature
°F
 
Front Temperature
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
°F
 
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
2Melt Temperature: 440°F, Injection Pressure: 1.00E+3 psi
30.0625 in
42.0 in/min
5Type I, 2.0 in/min
6Type IV, 2.0 in/min
70.49 in/min
 
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