Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) :


LDPE is defined by a density range of 0.910–0.940 g/cm3. LDPE has a high degree of short and long chain branching ,that means chains do not pack into the crystal structure as well.

It has, therefore, less strong intermolecular forces as the instantaneous-dipole induced-dipole attraction is less.

This results in a lower tensile strength and increased ductility.

Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is made by free radical polymerization.

The high degree of branching with long chains gives molten LDPE unique and desirable flow properties.

LDPE is used for both rigid containers and plastic film applications such as plastic bags and film wrap.