General Properties of Plastics

  Low Density Polyethylene LDPEHigh Density Polyethylene HDPEPolypropylene PPPVC RigidCo-Polyester PETGPolyamidePolycarbonate
Physical properties of thermoplasticsNatural colourTransparentTranslucent whiteTransparentCrystal ClearCrystal ClearUp to 0.5mm wall thickness, crystal clearCrystal Clear
State at 20 degrees CFlexibleFlexible/RigidFlexible/RigidBrittle/Impact resistantBrittle/Impact resistantFlexible/Touch Vunerable to foldingFlexible/Rigid
Specific weight at 20 degrees CApprox 0.92Approx 0.95Approx 0.905Approx 1.38Approx 1.25Approx 1.12Approx 1.13
Shore hardness at 20 degrees CApprox 90Approx 95Approx 100Approx 100Approx 100Approx 100Approx 100
Tear strength at 20 degrees CApprox 10 N/mm2Approx 20 N/mm2Approx 30 N/mm2Approx 50 N/mm2Approx 50 N/mm2Approx 45 N/mm2Approx 60 N/mm2
Elongation at 20 degrees CApprox 500%Approx 500%Approx 650%Approx 30%Approx 15%Approx 200%Approx 100%
Water AbsorptionTracesTracesTracesTracesTracesHighTraces
DiffusionHydrocarbonsHydrocarbonsHydrocarbonsHydrocarbonsHydrocarbonsWater, HydrocarbonsWater, Hydrocarbons
This information only provides a general indication
Chemical properties of thermoplasticsResistant againstNon oxidising alkalis, organic solvents excluding chlorinated hydrocarbons, it is advisable to carry out storage tests for testing diffusionSee LDPE / HDPEAcids, alkalis, petrol, oil, fats, terpentine, alcoholPetrol, oils, fats, terpentinePetrol, benzene, cholrinated hydrocarbons, oils, fatsWeak acids
Not resistant againstOxidising acids, oils, fats, chlorinated hydrocarbonsOxidising acids, chlorinated hydrocarbonsOxidising acids, oils, fats, chlorinated hydrocarbonsEsters, ketone, benzene, chlorinated hydrocarbons, hydrogene sulphideEsters, ketone, benzene, chlorinated hydrocarbonsAcids, alkalis, alcohol, wateralkalis, strong acids, esters, ketone, benzene, chlorinated hydrocarbons
This information only provides a general indication. Storage tests are recommended.
ApplicationsContainer size0,001 to 1000L0,001 to 3000L0,01 to 120L0,01 to 5L0,01 to 1L0,01 to 60L0,01 to 30L
Type of contentsCosmetic preperations, food stuffs and chemicalsSee LDPE, aromatic hydrocarbons, oils, fatsCosmetic preperations, food stuffs and chemicalsWash polish, petrol, oils, fats, shoecream, cosmetic preperations, foodstuffsCosmetic preperations, foodstuffsPetrol, oils, fats, satin remover (tri, tetra)Cosmetic preperations, foodstuffs
Transformation of contentsNone caused by the material itself, possibly due to diffusion~~Drying out without becoming moist due to diffusion of waterNone caused by the material itself, possibly due to diffusion
Printing optionsScreen printingScreen printingScreen printingScreen printingScreen printingScreen printingScreen printing
Engraving suitabilityGoodGoodVery goodVunerable to cracking around sharp edgesVunerable to cracking around sharp edgesVunerable to cracking around sharp edgesVunerable to cracking around sharp edges
Operational temperature-40 degrees C to 95 degrees C-40 degrees C to 110 degrees C0 degrees C to 130 degrees C-30 degrees C to 70 degrees C0 degrees C to 60 degrees C0 degrees C to 80 degrees C-40 degrees C to 115 degrees C