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TDS: Polyethylene 100 (PE100)

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– TECHNICAL DATA SHEET: KEY CHARACTERISTICS AND APPLICATIONS

Polyethylene 100 (PE100)

General Information:

  • Product Name: Polyethylene 100 (PE100)
  • Classification: High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Typical Properties:

  • Density: 0.95 – 0.97 g/cm³
  • Melt Flow Rate (MFR): 0.2 – 1.4 g/10min (190°C/5kg)
  • Yield Strength: ≥ 20 MPa
  • Elongation at Break: > 350%
  • Tensile Modulus: > 1000 MPa
  • Thermal Expansion Coefficient: 1.5 – 2.5 x 10^(-4) K^(-1)
  • Melting Point: 220 – 230°C
  • Vicat Softening Point: > 80°C
  • Brittle Temperature: < -70°C
  • Coefficient of Friction: 0.29 (dynamic)

Features and Benefits:

  • High Stress Crack Resistance: PE100 possesses a high resistance to slow crack growth.
  • Durable: PE100 has a long lifespan, resistant to weathering, and low maintenance.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Resistant to many chemicals, corrosion, and abrasion.
  • Flexibility: Allows for bending and manoeuvring in various applications.
  • Weldability: Can be fused using various welding methods like butt-fusion, electrofusion, etc.
  • Low-temperature toughness: Retains properties even at low temperatures.
  • Good flow characteristics: Due to smooth internal surface.

Applications:

  • Pipe Systems: Especially for water supply, gas distribution, and wastewater.
  • Geothermal Systems: Suitable for heat exchange.
  • Industrial: For transporting chemicals, effluents, etc.
  • Marine: For undersea piping and cable protection.
  • Agriculture: Irrigation systems.
  • Mining: Slurry transport.

Processing Methods:

  • Extrusion (for pipes, rods, films)
  • Injection Molding (for fittings and small components)
  • Rotational Molding (for tanks and large components)
  • Welding (butt-fusion, electrofusion, etc.)

Environmental Impact and Recycling:

  • PE100 is recyclable and can be reprocessed into new products.
  • Does not release harmful substances into the environment when used properly.
  • Should not be incinerated in non-industrial settings due to release of toxic fumes.

Storage and Handling:

  • Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Avoid exposure to sources of ignition as it is flammable in presence of open flames.
  • Handle with care to avoid scratching or damaging the surface.

Safety Information:

  • Generally recognised as safe for transporting drinking water and many food products.
  • When processing or welding PE100, ensure the area is well-ventilated to avoid inhalation of fumes.

Note: This technical data sheet provides general information and typical values for PE100. Actual product specifications might differ based on the manufacturer and specific product grade. Always refer to manufacturer-specific data sheets for detailed information on a particular product.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Users should conduct their own verification and testing for specific applications.

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