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PE is a thermoplastic material and is one of the standard plastics. Polyethylene is used in a wide range of different sectors, and is available in different densities and in antistatic and/or electrically conductive types.

  • Physiologically safe
  • Suitable for contact with food (FDA)
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Good processability
  • Excellent welding and processing properties
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent slip properties
  • Good machinability



Polyethylene has a long life, is easy to process and has good mechanical properties. PE also has good welding properties, is resistant to chemicals and has a high density but low weight. PE absorbs practically no moisture, and is physiologically safe in accordance with EU and FDA for contact with food.


PE can be machined with conventional machines and tools.
Prior to machining, the product should however be at room temperature or have been stored in a normal atmosphere for at least 24 hours prior to processing. PE should be stored horizontally and in dry conditions. PE can be processed in numerous ways, e.g. turning, milling, sawing, drilling, punching, welding, cold bending, deep drawing, waterjet cutting, laserbeam cutting.

Areas of application

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Drinks industry
  • Automation
  • Food industry
  • Vehicle industry
  • Textiles industry
  • Electrical and electronics industry
  • Packaging industry

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