PE - Polyethylene 

TECAFINE PE Ensinger Plastics

Polyethylene (PE) polymers are semi crystalline thermoplastics with a high degree of toughness and very good chemical resistance. When compared to other plastics, polyethylene plastic tends to exhibit lower mechanical strength and temperature resistance.

Individual polyethylene materials vary in molecular weight, which has a direct effect on the relative physical properties of each type. The most commonly used PE plastic types are PE-HD, PE-HMW and PE-UHMW. There are also a variety of low density types, including PE-LD and PE-LLD. Ensinger offers extruded polyethylene rod as well as compression molded PE modifications in rods and sheets.

PE material properties and specifications

PE plastics offer:

  • Low density compared to other materials
  • High impact resistance, even at low temperatures
  • Good resistance to wear
  • Minimal moisture absorption
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Non stick
  • Very good electrical insulation
  • High vibrational damping
  • Pipeline for gas or drinking water


Ensinger is a supplier of PE shapes such as:

  • Polyethylene rod
  • Polyethylene sheet

Typical PE applications

    • Guiding pulley
    • Chain guidance
    • Liners for storage unity, silos and conveyor channels
    • Suck and filter disc