Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

Flexible and exceptional formable material ideal for medical applications

LDPE MachiningWhy choose LDPE?

  • Soft and flexible
  • Resistant to stress cracking
  • Melts at a lower temperature than other options

What are some common LDPE applications?

  • Prosthetics
  • Molded laboratory equipment
  • Corrosion-resistant work surfaces

LDPE is a softer, more flexible variety of polyethylene and is resistant to stress cracking. LDPE melts at a lower temperature than HDPE, and exhibits exceptional “formability”. As a result, LDPE is frequently used in medical applications, including prosthetics.

Grade Product Characteristics Common Applications
LDPEFlexible, resistant to stress cracking, softMolded laboratory equipment, medical prosthetics

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