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Polyethylene plastic is a synthetic resin, made when ethylene is polymerized. Tough and lightweight, polyethylene is used in several different applications, including packaging material, food containers, and plastic bags. The material boasts high-impact strength and remains easy to clean.
What is Polyethylene Plastic Used For?
Polyethylene or polythene is commonly used in packaging like plastic bags, consumer goods, textiles and fibers, and pipes and fittings.
Is Polyethylene Plastic Food Safe?
Polyethylene is the type of plastic that is commonly used for disposable water bottles and is not made with BPA. It is not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.
What is the Difference Between Polyethylene Plastic and Polythene?
Polyethylene and polythene have slight differences that separate the two materials. Namely, polythene is a light thermoplastic used in packaging, while polyethylene is a polymer consisting of many ethylene monomers bonded together; used for kitchenware, containers etc.