Low-density Polyethlene/Linear low- density film, or LDPE/LLDPE for short, is a thermoplastic made from monomer ethylene. Because it is relatively clear, flexible, and robust, we frequently employ this type of plastic in film applications. It’s also utilised in the manufacture of various flexible bottles and lids, as well as some cable and wire applications.
Cling film, shrink-wrap, and bubble wrap are all made of low-density polyethylene (LDPE, LLDPE). It’s also a common material for pallet wrapping and basic packing, so you’re likely to come into contact with it regularly at work. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the leading causes of landfill waste.
LDPE, LLDPE was not always used to make cling film. In fact, previous plastics used to wrap food leaked toxins and were declared dangerous to use. Agricultural applications for LDPE, LLDPE film include keeping strawberries, mushrooms, and tomatoes fresh. Although LDPE, LLDPE is thinner than HDPE, we occasionally use it for similar applications, such as pallet wrapping in warehouses. Because of its transparency and durability, the film has become a popular choice for a variety of industrial applications.
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LDPE waste is an excellent material to recycle since it is a clean and safe plastic that can be handled by recycling facilities far easier than many other polymers. This means it has one of the highest recycling demands and can provide a considerable return on investment for businesses.