Material Properties

General Properties of Material Types Hub Plastics Uses

(Click on desired material for link to specific chemical resistance information)
General Properties*Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Resin density0.91 to 0.9250.94 to 0.965
ClarityHazy TransparentHazy Transparent
Moisture barrierGoodGood to Excellent
Oxygen barrierPoorPoor
Resistance to acidsFair to Very GoodFair to Very Good
Resistance to grease and oilGoodGood
Temperature at which distortion occurs180ºF to 220ºF200ºF to 250ºF
Rigidity (stiffness)LowModerate
Resistance to impactExcellentGood to Excellent
Resistance to heatFairGood
Resistance to coldExcellentExcellent
Resistance to sunlightFairFair

*This information concerns general properties only. Other factors such as container design and product handling procedures are involved in establishing actual performance parameters. Full compatibility testing is highly recommended.