Polyethylene (PE) Typical Properties Generic HDPE

Product Description
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic HDPE

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
General  
Material Status 
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Availability 
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  • Latin America
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Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density / Specific Gravity
     
--
0.938 to 0.968
 
ASTM D792
73°F
0.924 to 0.980
g/cm³
ISO 1183
--
0.942 to 0.988
g/cm³
ASTM D1505
--
0.946 to 0.963
g/cm³
ASTM D4883
Apparent (Bulk) Density
     
--
0.55 to 0.61
g/cm³
ASTM D1895
--
0.46 to 0.50
g/cm³
ISO 60
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR)
     
190°C/2.16 kg
0.020 to 1.8
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
190°C/2.16 kg
0.030 to 10
g/10 min
ISO 1133
Spiral Flow
7.33 to 29.2
in
 
Molding Shrinkage
     
Flow : 73°F
1.8E-4 to 0.030
in/in
ASTM D955
Across Flow : 73°F
9.6E-3 to 0.026
in/in
ASTM D955
73°F
1.3 to 3.5
%
ISO 294-4
Water Absorption
     
24 hr, 73°F
0.010 to 0.10
%
ASTM D570
Equilibrium, 73°F, 50% RH
0.010 to 0.011
%
ISO 62
Environmental Stress-Cracking Resistance (ESCR) (73°F)
0.700 to 1130
hr
ASTM D1693
Viscosity Number (Reduced Viscosity) (73°F)
270.0 to 600.0
ml/g
ISO 1628
Carbon Black Content
1.0 to 2.7
%
ASTM D1603
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
     
73°F
39000 to 211000
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
114000 to 200000
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Strength
     
Yield, 73°F
2450 to 4600
psi
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
2970 to 4510
psi
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
1600 to 6040
psi
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
1970 to 5240
psi
ISO 527-2
73°F
2250 to 4680
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
1640 to 3410
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Elongation
     
Yield, 73°F
1.0 to 33
%
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
3.0 to 23
%
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
3.0 to 1000
%
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
5.0 to 1000
%
ISO 527-2
Tensile Creep Modulus
    ISO 899-1
1 hr
103000
psi
 
1000 hr
46100
psi
 
Apparent Bending Modulus (73°F)
119000 to 158000
psi
ASTM D747
Flexural Modulus
     
73°F
110000 to 210000
psi
ASTM D790
73°F
111000 to 203000
psi
ISO 178
Flexural Strength
     
73°F
2000 to 6150
psi
ASTM D790
73°F
2880 to 4640
psi
ISO 178
Yield, 73°F
3790 to 4370
psi
ASTM D790
Coefficient of Friction
0.20 to 0.25
 
ASTM D1894
Films
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Film Thickness - Tested
0 to 2
mil
 
Film Puncture Resistance
33.3
ft·lb/in³
 
Secant Modulus
     
MD
96500 to 147000
psi
ASTM D882
TD
92500 to 197000
psi
ASTM D882
73°F
58000 to 84100
psi
ISO 527-3
Tensile Strength
     
MD : Yield
2060 to 7980
psi
ASTM D882
TD : Yield
3180 to 4630
psi
ASTM D882
Yield, 73°F
2760 to 4670
psi
ISO 527-3
MD : Break
4610 to 12600
psi
ASTM D882
TD : Break
2550 to 8070
psi
ASTM D882
Break, 73°F
4630 to 7270
psi
ISO 527-3
73°F
7120 to 10900
psi
ISO 527-3
Tensile Elongation
     
MD : Yield
9.0 to 21
%
ASTM D882
TD : Yield
5.0 to 24
%
ASTM D882
MD : Break
250 to 710
%
ASTM D882
TD : Break
3.0 to 950
%
ASTM D882
Break, 73°F
400 to 830
%
ISO 527-3
Dart Drop Impact
     
73°F
7.0 to 250
g
ASTM D1709
73°F
55 to 350
g
ISO 7765-1
Elmendorf Tear Strength
     
MD
0.20 to 41
g
ASTM D1922
TD
0.80 to 140
g
ASTM D1922
--
0.015 to 0.65
lbf
ISO 6383-2
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Charpy Notched Impact Strength (73°F)
1.4 to 13
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179
Charpy Unnotched Impact Strength (73°F)
0.95 to 12
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179
Notched Izod Impact
     
73°F
0.019 to 9.5
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
73°F
0.90 to 9.1
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180
Notched Izod Impact (Area) (73°F)
1.46 to 21.6
ft·lb/in²
ASTM D256
Unnotched Izod Impact (73°F)
0.13 to 20
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
Tensile Impact Strength
     
73°F
9.52 to 170
ft·lb/in²
ASTM D1822
73°F
55.5
ft·lb/in²
ISO 8256
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness (73°F)
45 to 60
 
ASTM D785
Durometer Hardness
     
73°F
59 to 71
 
ASTM D2240
73°F
57 to 67
 
ISO 868
Ball Indentation Hardness
5740 to 8480
psi
ISO 2039-1
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
     
66 psi, Unannealed
142 to 184
°F
ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed
149 to 203
°F
ISO 75-2/B
264 psi, Unannealed
106 to 158
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Unannealed
104 to 151
°F
ISO 75-2/A
Brittleness Temperature
     
--
-117 to -72.3
°F
ASTM D746
--
-77.8 to -76.0
°F
ISO 974
Vicat Softening Temperature
     
--
245 to 271
°F
ASTM D1525
--
150 to 265
°F
ISO 306
Melting Temperature
     
--
264 to 276
°F
 
--
264 to 266
°F
DSC
--
259 to 277
°F
ISO 11357-3
--
260 to 275
°F
ASTM D3418
--
265 to 274
°F
ISO 3146
Peak Crystallization Temperature (DSC)
     
--
235 to 270
°F
ASTM D3418
--
242 to 274
°F
ISO 3146
CLTE - Flow
4.0E-5 to 1.0E-4
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
Specific Heat (73°F)
0.454 to 0.457
Btu/lb/°F
ASTM C351
Thermal Conductivity (73°F)
2.8
Btu·in/hr/ft²/°F
ISO 8302
Electrical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Surface Resistivity
     
--
1.0E+2 to 2.5E+13
ohms
ASTM D257
--
1.6E+2 to 2.5E+15
ohms
IEC 60093
Volume Resistivity
     
73°F
1.0 to 2.5E+18
ohms·cm
ASTM D257
73°F
20 to 2.5E+15
ohms·cm
IEC 60093
Dielectric Strength
     
73°F
500 to 770
V/mil
ASTM D149
73°F
510 to 1200
V/mil
IEC 60243-1
Dielectric Constant
     
73°F
2.29 to 2.40
 
ASTM D150
73°F
2.32 to 2.56
 
ASTM D1531
73°F
2.32 to 2.50
 
IEC 60250
Dissipation Factor
     
73°F
2.0E-5 to 5.2E-4
 
ASTM D150
73°F
4.0E-5 to 4.1E-4
 
ASTM D1531
73°F
5.0E-5 to 4.1E-4
 
IEC 60250
Optical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Gloss
5 to 120
 
ASTM D2457
Haze
4.95 to 79.1
%
ASTM D1003
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
158 to 176
°F
 
Drying Time
1.9 to 2.0
hr
 
Rear Temperature
381 to 457
°F
 
Middle Temperature
409 to 474
°F
 
Front Temperature
408 to 478
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
435 to 475
°F
 
Processing (Melt) Temp
266 to 488
°F
 
Mold Temperature
68 to 112
°F
 
Injection Pressure
12200 to 12500
psi
 
Back Pressure
37.5 to 108
psi
 
Injection Notes
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic HDPE

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
Extrusion
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
158 to 195
°F
 
Drying Time
1.9 to 3.1
hr
 
Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.
275 to 466
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.
319 to 430
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.
325 to 430
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 4 Temp.
352 to 434
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 5 Temp.
314 to 456
°F
 
Adapter Temperature
280 to 488
°F
 
Melt Temperature
358 to 425
°F
 
Die Temperature
355 to 499
°F
 
Extrusion Notes
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic HDPE

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.