Polyethylene (PE) Typical Properties Generic LDPE

Product Description
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic LDPE

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
General  
Material Status 
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Availability 
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  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Specific Gravity
     
--
0.909 to 0.948
 
ASTM D792
73°F
0.906 to 0.941
g/cm³
ISO 1183
--
0.913 to 0.930
g/cm³
ASTM D1505
--
0.915 to 0.921
g/cm³
ASTM D4883
Apparent Density
0.33 to 0.55
g/cm³
ISO 60
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR)
     
190°C/2.16 kg
0.12 to 10
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
190°C/2.16 kg
0.20 to 5.2
g/10 min
ISO 1133
Melt Volume-Flow Rate (MVR) (190°C/2.16 kg)
0.0946 to 1.88
in³/10min
ISO 1133
Molding Shrinkage - Flow (73°F)
0.020
in/in
ASTM D955
Environmental Stress-Cracking Resistance (73°F)
0.0100 to 500
hr
ASTM D1693
Carbon Black Content
2.5 to 41
%
ASTM D1603
Vinyl Acetate Content
2.5 to 7.1
wt%
 
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
     
73°F
13400 to 51400
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
19600 to 45300
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Strength
     
Yield, 73°F
914 to 2020
psi
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
1010 to 2290
psi
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
683 to 2710
psi
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
1000 to 2880
psi
ISO 527-2
73°F
1160 to 3060
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
1740 to 2630
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Elongation
     
Yield, 73°F
3.0 to 120
%
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
10 to 40
%
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
87 to 760
%
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
93 to 600
%
ISO 527-2
Apparent Bending Modulus
22100 to 46400
psi
ASTM D747
Flexural Modulus
     
73°F
13000 to 54100
psi
ASTM D790
73°F
15700 to 41400
psi
ISO 178
Flexural Strength
    ASTM D790
73°F
683 to 2180
psi
 
Yield, 73°F
1300 to 28900
psi
 
Coefficient of Friction
0.085 to 1.0
 
ASTM D1894
Films
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Film Thickness - Tested
0.98 to 2.0
mil
 
Film Puncture Energy
25.0
in·lb
 
Film Puncture Force
11.2 to 12.2
lbf
 
Film Puncture Resistance
48.2
ft·lb/in³
 
Film Toughness
    ASTM D882
MD
1470
ft·lb/in³
 
TD
1580
ft·lb/in³
 
Secant Modulus
     
MD
19900 to 33600
psi
ASTM D882
TD
16400 to 43700
psi
ASTM D882
73°F
24500 to 32000
psi
ISO 527-3
Tensile Strength
     
MD : Yield
1300 to 3010
psi
ASTM D882
TD : Yield
1190 to 2820
psi
ASTM D882
Yield, 73°F
1440 to 1790
psi
ISO 527-3
MD : Break
2370 to 4360
psi
ASTM D882
TD : Break
1790 to 4100
psi
ASTM D882
Break, 73°F
2510 to 3950
psi
ISO 527-3
73°F
2450 to 4120
psi
ISO 527-3
Tensile Elongation
     
MD : Yield
21 to 510
%
ASTM D882
MD : Break
170 to 460
%
ASTM D882
TD : Break
420 to 750
%
ASTM D882
Break, 73°F
200 to 660
%
ISO 527-3
Dart Drop Impact
     
73°F
46 to 190
g
ASTM D1709
73°F
70 to 180
g
ISO 7765-1
Elmendorf Tear Strength
     
MD
3.0 to 520
g
ASTM D1922
TD
52 to 290
g
ASTM D1922
--
0.0057 to 450
lbf
ISO 6383-2
Trouser Tear Resistance
297 to 628
lbf/in
ISO 6383-1
Seal Initiation Temperature
220 to 232
°F
 
Oxygen Permeability (73°F)
0.051 to 15000
cm³·mil/100in²/atm/24 hr
ASTM D3985
Oxygen Transmission Rate (73°F)
210 to 520
cm³/100 in²/24 hr
ASTM D3985
Water Vapor Transmission Rate
0.82 to 1.6
g/100 in²/24 hr
ASTM F1249
Water Vapor Transmission
0.65 to 1.1
g/100 in²/24 hr
ASTM E96
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact
     
73°F
6.6 to 8.2
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
73°F
19 to 24
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180
Tensile Impact Strength
     
73°F
35.0 to 130
ft·lb/in²
ASTM D1822
73°F
89.6
ft·lb/in²
ISO 8256
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Durometer Hardness
     
73°F
40 to 56
 
ASTM D2240
73°F
40 to 51
 
ISO 868
Ball Indentation Hardness
2160 to 2620
psi
ISO 2039-1
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
     
66 psi, Unannealed
103 to 203
°F
ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed
102 to 131
°F
ISO 75-2/B
Brittleness Temperature
     
--
-110 to -90.8
°F
ASTM D746
--
-94.7 to -92.2
°F
ISO 974
Vicat Softening Temperature
     
--
177 to 216
°F
ASTM D1525
--
184 to 219
°F
ISO 306
Melting Temperature
     
--
219 to 237
°F
 
--
215 to 237
°F
DSC
--
224 to 237
°F
ISO 11357-3
--
216 to 237
°F
ASTM D3418
--
220 to 238
°F
ISO 3146
Peak Crystallization Temperature (DSC)
     
--
165 to 235
°F
ASTM D3418
--
205 to 228
°F
ISO 3146
Electrical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Surface Resistivity
1.0E+4 to 2.5E+13
ohm
ASTM D257
Volume Resistivity
     
73°F
1.0E+3 to 1.0E+17
ohm·cm
ASTM D257
73°F
9.9E+15 to 1.0E+16
ohm·cm
IEC 60093
Dielectric Strength
     
73°F
480 to 680
V/mil
ASTM D149
73°F
510 to 1000
V/mil
IEC 60243-1
Dielectric Constant
     
73°F
2.18 to 2.34
 
ASTM D150
73°F
2.25 to 2.28
 
ASTM D1531
73°F
2.28 to 2.50
 
IEC 60250
73°F
2.29
 
IEC 60250
Dissipation Factor
     
73°F
0.00015 to 0.0010
 
ASTM D150
73°F
0.000040 to 0.00030
 
ASTM D1531
73°F
0.000040 to 0.00034
 
IEC 60250
Optical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Gardner Gloss
65 to 101
 
ASTM D523
Gloss
47 to 112
 
ASTM D2457
Transmittance
4.4 to 94.0
%
ASTM D1003
Clarity
20.8 to 86.2
 
ASTM D1746
Haze
3.0 to 12
%
ASTM D1003
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
174 to 180
°F
 
Drying Time
2.0 to 3.1
hr
 
Rear Temperature
323 to 392
°F
 
Middle Temperature
349 to 358
°F
 
Front Temperature
348 to 393
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
350 to 420
°F
 
Processing (Melt) Temp
308 to 600
°F
 
Mold Temperature
59.0 to 114
°F
 
Injection Pressure
925 to 12500
psi
 
Injection Notes
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic LDPE

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
Extrusion
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.
229 to 511
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.
294 to 554
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.
308 to 417
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 4 Temp.
319 to 512
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 5 Temp.
309 to 617
°F
 
Adapter Temperature
333 to 608
°F
 
Melt Temperature
305 to 408
°F
 
Die Temperature
296 to 596
°F
 
Extrusion Notes
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic LDPE

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.