Polyethylene is one of the most commonly used plastics for the purpose of packaging. It is one of the most common preferences when it comes to packaging either at home or in the industries. Polyethylene comes in varied shapes and sizes. And based on the requirement they are available in a variety of options.

One of the key advantages of using polyethylene is its costing. The fact that it is quite cheap in manufacturing encourages most of the users to make it their first preference when it comes to their packaging. One of the major factors for the low cost of manufacturing is the fact that polyethylene has very low softening point which means comparatively less energy is required while manufacturing it. It is this factor which leads to low cost of these plastic materials.

Some of the most commonly used plastics are

  • High Density Polyethylene
  • Low Density Polyethylene
  • Linear Low Density Polyethylene
  • High Density Polyethylene

HDPE is a low cost plastic which cost much less than the polymers. They have good moisture barrier, high strength and is easy to process. Their ability to produce opaque products makes them one of the most used materials for manufacturing oil bottles, shampoo bottles, grocery bags, trash bags, retail packaging stuffs and other similar products.

Low Density Polyethylene and Linear Low Density Polyethylene

They are the most commonly used polyethylene used for packaging in everyday life pertaining to their low cost, high clarity, heat-resistance and softness they are one of the major contributing materials for packaging. All the poly bags, zip lock bags and every day usable polyethylene are made from LDPE

On the whole polyethylene plays a very vital role in super markets for packaging purposes.