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Skeletal formula o a polyethylene monomer
Spacefill model o polyethylene
Sample o granulatit polyethylene
IUPAC name
Polyethene or poly(methylene)
Ither names
Abbreviations PE
  • none
ECHA InfoCard 100.121.698
MeSH Polyethylene
Density 0.91–0.96 g/cm3[1]
Meltin pynt 115–135 °C (239–275 °F; 388–408 K)[1] (239–275 °F)
Except whaur itherwise notit, data are gien for materials in thair staundart state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Polyethylene (abbreviated PE) or polyethene (IUPAC name polyethene or poly(methylene)) is the maist common plastic. The annual global production is aroond 80 million tonnes.[2] Its primary uise is in packaging (plastic bags, plastic films, geomembranes, conteeners includin bottles, etc.). Mony kynds o polyethylene are kent, wi maist haein the chemical formula (C2H4)n. Sicweys, PE is uisually a mixtur o seemilar polymers o ethylene wi various values o n.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Batra, Kamal (2014). Role of Additives in Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films. p. 9. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. Piringer & Baner 2008, p. 32.