High-density polyethylene (or HDPE) plastic is one of the most versatile of plastics used in everything from hard hats to house wraps. It’s also widely recycled, in both its rigid form (e.g., containers) and flexible form (e.g., bags). By altering the formulation and gauge of polyethylene, the producer/converter can adjust impact and tear resistance; transparency and tactility; flexibility, formability and coating/laminating/printing capability. HDPE can be recycled and many bin bags, agricultural films and long-life products such as park benches, bollards and waste bins use recycled polyethylene. Due to its high calorific value, HDPE offers excellent energy recovery through clean incineration.
Applications - Chemical drums, jerricans, carboys, toys, picnic ware, household and kitchenware, cable insulation, carrier bags, food wrapping material.