Polyethylene or polyethylene is a thermoplastic commodity heavily used in consumer products (over 60M tons are produced worldwide every year). Its name originates from the monomer ethane, also known as ethylene, used to create the polymer. Polyethylene stock shapes are classified into three different categories based mostly on its density and branching. The mechanical properties of PE depend significantly on variables such as the extent and type of branching, the crystal structure, and the molecular weight.

LDPE is created by free radical polymerization. The high degree of branches with long chains gives molten LDPE unique and desirable flow properties.

  • ASTM D1248 - FDA Compliant.
  • 0.125" through 2.50" Diameter available in full lengths only. 2.500" Diameter through 14.00" Diameter sold in foot increments.
Unit of Measure


N/A 0.322 lb/ft

Density (ASTM D792)

N/A 57.39 lb/ft³

Hardness - Durometer - Shore D (ASTM D2240)

N/A 55

Hardness - Rockwell (ASTM D785)

N/A 41 - 50

Tensile Strength at Break (ASTM D638)

N/A 1943 psi

Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638)

N/A 41615 psi

Tensile Elongation, Break

N/A 515 %

Flexural Modulus

N/A 28565 psi

Izod Impact

N/A No Break

Tensile Impact Strength (DIN 53448)

N/A 401 ft·lb/in²

Heat Deflection Temperature at 66 psi

N/A 100 - 121 ºF

Maximum Operating Temperature

N/A 160 ºF

Volume Resistivity (ASTM D257)

N/A > 1015 ohm·cm

Standard Length

N/A 10 ft4 ft8 ft


  • FDA / USDA Compliant (Natural).
  • Chemical / Corrosion Resistant.
  • Light Weight.
  • High Tensile Strength.
  • Non-Staining.
  • No Moisture Absorption.