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High-density polyethene (HDPE)

Polyethylenes, the most widely used class of plastics in the world, include several copolymers of ethylene in addition to the homopolymer. The two most used Polyethylene; Low-density polyethene (LDPE), the application mostly in use for plastic film, bags, and containers. The other is High-density polyethene (HDPE) is a plastic recyclable. HDPE is mostly in use for products such as base cups of plastic soft drinks bottles, milk containers, and detergent containers. It carries the symbol above.

Sources and useful information

  • Plastics and environmental sustainability by Anthony l. Andrady. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc
  • Plastics and the Environment, edited by Anthony l. Andrady 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc

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