Resin Comparison Guide

Properties PETE
Polyethylene Terephthalate
HDPE
High Density Polyethylene
PVC
Polyvinyl Chloride
LDPE
Low Density Polyethylene
PP
Polypropylene
PS
Polystyrene
 Other Plastics
Clarity Clear Translucent Clear Translucent Translucent Clear
Moisture Barrier Fair to Good Good to Excellent Fair Good Good to Excellent Poor to Fair
Oxygen Barrier Good Poor Good Poor Poor Fair
Distortion Temperature 145ºF 160ºF 150ºF 160ºF 212ºF 150ºF
Rigidity High Moderate High Low Moderate High
Resistance
to Impact
Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Fair Poor
Resistance
to Cold
Good Excellent Fair Excellent Poor to Fair Poor
Resistance
to Sunlight
Good Fair Poor to Good Fair Fair Poor to Fair
Resistance
to Acids
Fair Good Good Medium Good Medium
Resistance
to Alcohol
Good Good Very Good Good Good Fair
Resistance
to Alkalis
Poor Very Good Good Very Good Very Good Good
Resistance
to Solvents
Good Poor Good Poor Poor Poor

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