High-Density Polyethylene

One of the more commonly used resins we mold with at FWP is high-density polyethylene (HDPE).  HDPE is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum and is structured from ethylene by a catalytic process.  HDPE is commonly recycled and has the number “2″ as its recycling symbol.

HDPE Informational Facts:

  • Maximum Temperature: 248 degrees F  /  120 degrees C
  • Minimum Temperature: -148 degrees F / -100 degrees C
  • Melting Point: 266 degrees F /  130 degrees C
  • Tensile Strength: 4550 psi
  • Hardness: SD65
  • Specific Gravity: 0.95


HDPE Resistance:

  • Excellent resistance to acids, alcohols, and bases
  • Good resistance to aldehyde and esters
  • Excellent for any food related products, FDA, NSF, and USDA
  • Good chemical resistance and high rigidity
  • Good impact resistance, light weight, very low moisture absorption, and high tensile strength


Please contact the Sales department at FWP with all your low pressure multi-nozzle structural foam molding needs at 260-432-2520 or sales@fortwayneplastics.com.