Polyethylene (PE) is one of the most versatile and common materials in our daily lives and accounts for 30% of the total volume of plastic goods produced in the world, in fact every third plastic product is made of polyethylene. It is also one of the most widely used thermoplastics due to its excellent properties, such as strength, easy processing, almost zero moisture absorption, low coefficient of friction (COF), high dielectric strength and very low electrical conductivity. Polyethylene (PE) is obtained by polymerization of ethylene and has chemical formula (C₂H₄)ₙ, it is often classified by its density, because greater density corresponds with greater material rigidity.
Today, polyethylene is used in a variety of markets and industries, from agricultural films, food packaging, bottles and industrial containers to more complex products such as vehicle tanks, solar panels, medical prostheses and "smart" packaging.
To the above materials are available also special grades certified and intended for the use within the pharmaceutical sector, they are suitable injection moulding, blow moulding and blown film extrusion with compliance to European Pharmacopoeia, compliance with biocompatibility, USP class VI (USP 87 & 88) & ISO 10993-5, -6, -10 & -11, compliance with ICHQ3D DMF (Drug Master File, type III ‑ FDA)