Polyethylene Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Mobile, AL 800-226-1134

    The polyethylene that we offer is some of the best in the industry! We are dedicated to a fabrication process that assures our customers receive the highest quality product possible. We boast a 50,000 square foot, state of the art facility located in Mobile, Alabama that contains our warehousing and manufacturing space. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you get in touch with us today via telephone or email!

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  • Alton, IL 800-851-5510

    Cope Plastics maintains one of the industry's largest inventories, stocking a wide variety of plastics to meet our customers’ needs for engineering materials, sheet plastics, specialty industrial products and tubing. We assist with design and we manufacture production parts in our ISO-certified facilities.

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  • National City, CA 619-477-4855

    San Diego Plastics, Inc has a huge selection of plastic materials. Call us today for plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, expanded foam sheet, corrugated sheet, boards, panels and structured sheet. An assortment of acrylic, polycarbonate, PVC, polypropylene & polyethylene in various colors, patterns, textures, thicknesses & grades.

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  • Indianapolis, IL 317-352-1565

    Since 1967, Auburn Plastics & Rubber has been a leading manufacturer of plastic and rubber products. We are a family-owned company built on creating relationships with our customers and manufacturing high-quality products. Auburn Plastics & Rubber is your one-stop shop for all your plastic needs.

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  • Fullerton, CA 888-995-7767

    Supplier of engineering plastic materials—plastic sheets, plastic rods, plastic tubing & film. Products include Delrin®, Nylon, Teflon®, Vespel®, Torlon®, PEEK, Techtron®, PPS, Semitron®, Ultem®, PVDF, PVC, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PCTFE, PFA, FEP and more.

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Polyethylene Industry Information

Polyethylene Manufacturers

Polyethylene is a thermoplastic, meaning it becomes pliable when heated and rigid when cooled. This particular polymer is synthesized from long chains of ethylene monomers composed of carbon and hydrogen and forms double covalent bonds in many structural configurations. Because it is available in many forms, polyethylene is the most commonly used plastic.

Annual production rates for this plastic alone are approximately eighty million metric tons. Such a large number is necessary to accommodate the incredible diversity of objects made from polyethylene.

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Products Made from Polyethylene

  • Bottles
  • Packaging Sheets
  • Shower Curtains
  • Pipes
  • Wire Insulation
  • Plastic Bags and Containers
  • Bulletproof Vests
  • Artificial Knees and Hip Replacement Components
  • Flooring
  • Storage

Industries Using Polyethylene

Due to its resistance to water, acids, alkalis, solvents, and chemical corrosion, polyethylene is popular in:

  • Automotive
  • Packaging
  • Transport
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food and Chemical Processing
  • Entertainment
  • Electronics

Applications of Polyethylene

While this plastic is non-biodegradable, it is recyclable; it can be:

  • Melted
  • Remolded
  • Rehardened

Additionally, researchers have been developing new techniques aimed at synthesizing polyethylene from components found in sugarcane to create bioplastics.

Types of Polyethylene

While bioplastics continue to be studied, most polyethylene is synthesized from ethylene, though several different methods for this are possible. For example, radical polymerization, anionic addition polymerization, ion coordination polymerization, and cationic polymerization are all used in producing PE through heat and pressurization. As each process results in a slightly different type of polyethylene, the plastics are classified based on density and branching or crystallization.

The three main categories are:

High-Density Polyethylene
Which has a melting point in the range of 120 to 130°C.
Low-Density Polyethylene
Which melts at around 115°C.
Medium-Density Polyethylene

There are ten different divisions, including ultra-high density and very low density, but the main three will often suffice. Polyethylene manufacturers utilize these polymer resins forming them into plastic rods, sheets, and films through injection molding, casting, and extrusion. While stock forms such as these may sometimes be used as the finished product, most will undergo additional operations. Secondary processes employed on plastic materials include drilling, welding, fastening, turning, milling, and precision machining. Therefore, it is important to consider both the manufacturing processes and finish product when selecting a polymer.

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