Polyethylene (PE) Injection Molding

Thanks to its unique properties, polyethylene can call itself the most widely used plastic in the world.

In plastic injection moulding, plastic is melted and injected into an injection mould under high pressure. The mould is shaped after the desired product. During the cooling process, an additional amount of material is pressed into the mould to account for the shrinkage of the material. When the product has cooled sufficiently, the mould opens and the product is ejected.

In addition to 3D product drawings, injection moulds and plastic injection moulding, the various plastic materials are also important for the quality of your products. For each new injection moulded product, we consider which material is best to use. After all, the type of material must match the application of the injection moulded product. The wide range of types of plastics each have unique mechanical properties, but in general, plastics offer greater design freedom, weight savings and are widely applicable. Due to the different prices of the plastic materials, choosing the right material can immediately save costs for you. One of our sustainable and high-quality raw materials is polyethylene (PE).

Advantages of polyethylene (PE)

Thanks to its unique properties, polyethylene can call itself the most widely used plastic in the world. PE can be found in various industries due to its favorable properties and low price. It is a soft plastic, which remains flexible and usable up to -50 degrees Celsius. In addition, PE has a high chemical resistance and negligible moisture absorption. Polyethylene is naturally transparent, but any desired color can be made by using pigments.

PE is available as HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) and LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) among others. HDPE, with a higher density, is more applicable at higher temperatures and is more chemically resistant. LDPE is a softer material and therefore has a higher resilience.

Polyethylene (PE) Injection Molding
Polyethylene (PE) Injection Molding

Polyethylene (PE) applications

Because polyethylene softens the moment it is heated, you can easily process it and use the material for a wide variety of applications. By melting the polyethylene granules (granulate), we can convert them into various end applications, such as lids, packaging and seals.

Polyethylene (PE) injection moulding at Fleur Plastics

Fleur Plastics is located in Boxtel (near Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and has been a producer of technical plastic products for more than 15 years. The core business of Fleur Plastics is plastic injection moulding and we want to continue to develop on this as much as possible. As an involved partner, we gladly discuss your entire project, starting from the product drawings and construction of moulds, to optimize the final production. We use top notch injection moulding processing techniques to produce these products in all types of thermoplastic plastics. As a family business in the plastic injection moulding industry, we are able to provide our customers with expertise, quality, service and flexibility.

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