PE (polyethylene) is one of the most commonly used materials worldwide. We make a distinction between HDPE (high-density polyethylene) and LDPE (low-density polyethylene).


  • Tough
  • Rather difficult to extrude
  • Low stiffness
  • Good conducting properties
  • Resistant to low temperatures (refrigerated transport)
  • Staining possible

High impact resistance


Easy to recycle

Difference from PP 

  • Resistant to low temperatures
  • More flexible

Compare the characteristics of PE with other raw materials in this overview.