PE (Polyethylene)

Introduction to Polyethylene

Polyethylene PE parts

Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic available as high-density polyethylene or low-density polyethylene. High-density polyethylene, referred to as HDPE, is mainly used in blow molding and has high temperature resistance, oil resistance, steam permeability and environmental stress cracking resistance. PE also offers good electrical insulation, impact resistance and temperature resistance.

Information of Polyethylene

Features Info

White, black


CNC machining, injection molding


With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm No drawing: ISO 2768 medium


Piping, Packaging



Available Polyethylene Subtypes


Ultimate tensile strength


Tensile Strength


Elongation at Break


Maximum Temp

HDPE 22.1 – 31 MPa 26.2 – 31 MPa 500 – 700 % 7.9 – 9.9 HV 113 – 129 °C
UHMWPE 38.6 – 48.3 MPa 21.4 – 27.6 MPa 200 – 500 % 3.4 – 8.3 HV 80 – 110 °C


Surface Finishes for Your Choosing

Name Description Materials Color Texture Link
surface finish painting
Painting Painting involves spraying a layer of paint onto the surface of the part. Colors can be matched to a Pantone color number of the customer’s choosing, while finishes range from matte to gloss to metallic. Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel Custom Gloss, semi-gloss, flat, metallic, textured Learn more
Silk screen
Screen Printing Screen printing is a printing technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. Metals, plastics Custom n/a Learn more

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