Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Linear Polyethylenes

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6927

n Linear polyethylenes are polyelefins with linear carbon chains. They are prepared by copolymerization of ethylene with small amounts of higher alfa-olefins such as l-butene. Linear polyethylenes are stiff, tough and have good resistance to environmental cracking and low temperatures. Processed by extrusion and molding. Used to manufacture film, bags, containers, liners, profiles and pipe.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA