What is PE plastic film?

Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer that has a variable crystalline structure and has a wide range of applications depending on the specific type of PE film. It is one of the most widely produced plastics in the world, with tens of millions of tons has been produced worldwide each year.

There are several types of PE film and each is best suited for a number of different applications. In general, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is much more crystalline and is often used in completely different circumstances than Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE). For example, LDPE is widely used in plastic packagings, such as laminated plastic bags or wrap bags. In contrast, HDPE has common applications in construction (for example, its use in making sewer pipes). Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW) has high-performance applications in things like medical devices and bulletproof vests.

Types of PE film

Polyethylene is commonly categorized into one of several major compounds, the most common of which include LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, and Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polypropylene. Other variants include Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE), Ultra-low-molecular-weight polyethylene (ULMWPE or PE-WAX), High-molecular-weight polyethylene (HMWPE), High-density cross-linked polyethylene (HDXLPE), Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX or XLPE), Very-low-density polyethylene (VLDPE), and Chlorinated polyethylene (CPE).

Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a very flexible material with unique flow properties that makes it particularly suitable for shopping bags and other plastic film applications. LDPE has high ductility but low tensile strength, which is evident in the real world by its propensity to stretch when strained.

Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) is very similar to LDPE but offers added advantages. Specifically, the properties of LLDPE can be altered by adjusting the formula constituents, and the overall production process for LLDPE is typically less energy-intensive than LDPE.

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a robust, moderately stiff plastic with a crystalline structure. It is frequently used in plastic for milk cartons, laundry detergent, garbage bins, and cutting boards.

Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW) is an extremely dense version of polyethylene, with molecular weights typically an order of magnitude greater than HDPE. It can be spun into threads with tensile strengths many times greater than steel and is frequently incorporated into bulletproof vests and other high-performance equipment.

Read more: Laminated film packaging – structure and properties and uses

Characteristics of PE film

PE film is a transparent white film, odorless, slightly translucent, very flexible

PE film does not conduct electricity, does not conduct heat, is waterproof, dust-proof, grease-proof, and gas-proof such as O2, CO2, NO2…

The product has high strength, good elasticity

The melting point of pe film is high (120 °C), the glass transition temperature is low (-100 °C).

PE film has the full chemical properties of saturated hydrocarbon. Typically they do not react with any solvent, including potassium permanganate, acids, alkalis, or Br.

Even at high temperatures, PE is still poorly soluble in solvents such as xylene, amyl acetate, pine oil, mineral oil… not soluble in water or fatty alcohols, esters…

What is the application of PE film?

PE film is used a lot to wrap food, to help preserve food longer, to prevent insects and dirt from sticking to food.

Use PE film to wrap goods, pallets … from being bumped, scratched, moldy … when moving, avoiding dusty goods.

Use to wrap agricultural products (fruits) to avoid pests, dirt, and mold

In fishery, PE film is often used to preserve frozen seafood or line the pond banks.

PE film is used as a raw material for the production of laminated film packaging

Is PE film toxic?

If PE is in solid form, they are not toxic. Polyethylene is commonly used in food processing. It can be toxic if inhaled and/or absorbed into the skin or eyes as vapor or liquid (i.e. during manufacturing). Be careful and follow the handling instructions for molten polymers in particular.

Why is Amiba company always the first choice?

  • More than 30 years of experience in the plastic and complex film packaging industry
  • Provide products with high quality
  • Large production capacity
  • Cost savings
  • Large warehouse system, fast delivery
  • Diverse payment policy
  • Being a close partner of many large companies and large enterprises
  • Staff dedicated to the job
  • The production environment is safe for humans and the environment

Amiba company’s products are widely used by ensuring quality management, environmental protection, and integrated ISO standards:

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Codex Alimentarius

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of  Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of ISO 22000: 2018

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015

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