Information PE material
We use 2 variants of PE, HDPE and LDPE.
HDPE or High Density Polyethylene is a stiff-feeling semi transparent or completely opaque white plastic with a matt appearance. It has a good water and oxygen barrier but is less resistant and break resistant than for example PET. HDPE bottles are the better choice for acidic and alkaline products, but preferably not to be used for, for example, turpentine and benzene or essential oils. HDPE is often well recyclable. HDPE Products may not be filled warmer than +/- 60C.
LDPE Low Density Polyethylene is a fairly soft, well squeezable semi-transparent plastic with a light-matt surface. It has a good water and oxygen barrier but is less resistant and break resistant than for example PET. It looks like his stiffer brother HDPE, but LDPE is squeezable and is therefore mostly used for drip bottles. However, LDPE bottles are less resistant to chemicals than HDPE bottles. Also LDPE bottles are preferably not to be used for, for example, turpentine and benzene or essential oils. LDPE Products may not be filled warmer than +/- 60C.
Often these bottles and pots are completely white or natural (milky white transparent or semi-transparent) in color. In natural hdpe, the bottle is so transparent that the level of the filling material is still visible. This is no longer the case in White Polyethylene. bottles and pots of PE are usually perfectly usable in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Properties of PE
Full name of the material = Polyethylene (also called Polyethylene) (LD = Low Desnity and HD = High Density).
HDPE bottles and jars are standard semi-transparent (milky white transparent) or fully colored in white (other colors are often possible on request).
HDPE bottles and jars are usually suitable as "Food" packaging.
HDPE bottles and jars are often not suitable for the packaging of essential oil.
HDPE bottles and jars have a deformation temperature of +/- 60 degrees C.
HDPE bottles and jars are often well recyclable.
In the case of complete combustion, only the non-toxic substances result in carbon dioxide and water.
Code 2: HDPE (reliable)
HDPE stands for high-density polyethylene, a plastic that is produced on the basis of petroleum. This opaque, thick material is often processed into toys, shampoo bottles, buckets and bottles containing fruit juice. Because HDPE consists largely of carbon and hydrogen, no hazardous substances are released when exposed to higher temperatures. This makes this type of plastic safe for both humans and nature.
Code 4: LDPE (reliable)
The brother of the HDPE of code two is called LDPE, or low-density polyethylene. This matter is often used in the production of, among other things, cling film, shopping bags and certain types of bottles. Like HDPE, the use of LDPE does not damage health and is easily recyclable.