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PROPERTIES OF HDPE - HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE

V. Ryan 2008-2017

 

 

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). HDPE is used to make bottles for fruit juice, milk, water, kitchen cleansing products and even furniture. It has been used in recent years for garden furniture as it resists the weather and can be cleaned very easily. It is lightweight which means furniture made from this material can be handled and transported very easily. It is an ideal material for the injection moulding process making it suitable for batch and continuous production. It has the following properties:
Stiffness, strength, toughness, resistance to chemicals and moisture, permeability to gas, ease of processing, and ease of forming.

The recycling symbol for this plastic is seen opposite.

   

 

Look at the HDPE folding chair seen on the previous page. Why is High Density Polyethylene suitable for the manufacture of outdoor furniture? Write a sentence using each of the keywords listed above.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
List reasons why some people consider high density polyethylene as an unsuitable choice for the manufacture of outdoor furniture.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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