Polyethylene (PE) Typical Properties Generic MDPE

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

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
General  
Material Status 
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Availability 
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  • Europe
  • Latin America
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Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Specific Gravity
     
--
0.935 to 0.945
 
ASTM D792
73°F
0.934 to 0.949
g/cm³
ISO 1183
--
0.929 to 0.953
g/cm³
ASTM D1505
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR)
     
190°C/2.16 kg
0.040 to 5.4
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
190°C/2.16 kg
0.12 to 4.3
g/10 min
ISO 1133
Environmental Stress-Cracking Resistance (73°F)
6.00 to 5000
hr
ASTM D1693
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
     
73°F
42200 to 155000
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
101000 to 116000
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Strength
     
Yield, 73°F
2000 to 3060
psi
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
2410 to 2810
psi
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
1670 to 4820
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Strain
     
Yield, 73°F
9.0 to 10
%
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
390 to 910
%
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
330 to 800
%
ISO 527-2
Flexural Modulus
     
73°F
68800 to 124000
psi
ASTM D790
73°F
85200 to 131000
psi
ISO 178
Films
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Film Thickness - Tested
0.51 to 2.5
mil
 
Secant Modulus
    ASTM D882
MD
21000 to 118000
psi
 
TD
22500 to 187000
psi
 
Tensile Strength
     
MD : Yield
1800 to 3100
psi
ASTM D882
TD : Yield
2770 to 3380
psi
ASTM D882
Yield, 73°F
2080 to 3480
psi
ISO 527-3
MD : Break
2900 to 12800
psi
ASTM D882
TD : Break
2610 to 7000
psi
ASTM D882
Break, 73°F
3770 to 9540
psi
ISO 527-3
73°F
6870 to 8380
psi
ISO 527-3
Tensile Elongation
     
MD : Break
300 to 510
%
ASTM D882
TD : Break
590 to 900
%
ASTM D882
Break, 73°F
450 to 710
%
ISO 527-3
Dart Drop Impact
     
73°F
50 to 170
g
ASTM D1709
73°F
95 to 230
g
ISO 7765-1
Elmendorf Tear Strength
     
MD
10 to 57
g
ASTM D1922
TD
40 to 1900
g
ASTM D1922
--
0.045 to 1.3
lbf
ISO 6383-2
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact (73°F)
1.4 to 12
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Durometer Hardness
     
73°F
59 to 65
 
ASTM D2240
73°F
53 to 62
 
ISO 868
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
    ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed
136 to 147
°F
 
264 psi, Unannealed
106 to 108
°F
 
Brittleness Temperature
-148 to -92.4
°F
ASTM D746
Vicat Softening Temperature
     
--
238 to 259
°F
ASTM D1525
--
233 to 255
°F
ISO 306
Melting Temperature
     
--
260 to 261
°F
 
--
257 to 262
°F
ASTM D3418
--
253 to 261
°F
ISO 3146
CLTE - Flow
0.000056 to 0.00016
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
Optical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Gloss
5 to 90
 
ASTM D2457
Haze
6.2 to 10
%
ASTM D1003
Extrusion
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.
284 to 401
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.
320 to 401
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.
346 to 401
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 4 Temp.
383 to 401
°F
 
Melt Temperature
382 to 428
°F
 
Die Temperature
391 to 411
°F
 
Extrusion Notes
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic MDPE

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