High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Resins from The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) provide toughness, rigidity and strength for blow molding applications, extruded products, films, and injection molded items.
For blow molding, DOW™ HDPE Resins offer an excellent combination of stiffness and environmental stress crack resistance, making them the materials of choice for many applications in personal care, household, industrial containers and bottle products in general.
DOW HDPE pipe resins offer the superior toughness and stress crack resistance essential for pipe extrusion, while high molecular weight HDPE film resins provide toughness and downgauging capabilities. Applications include thin gauge carrier bags, bin liners and refuse sacks.
For injection molding, DOW HDPE Resins offer both strength and processability - the two properties that every injection molding processor wants, but rarely achieves at the same time. And this advantage is available across the wide spectrum of end-use applications. Dow's range includes homopolymers, with a variety of melt indices and densities.
DOWLEX™ Improved Processing (IP) Resins bring to fabricators better flow characteristics compared to other HDPEs with similar melt indexes. By optimizing the molecular weight distribution of DOWLEX IP Resins, Dow has further refined the combination of strength and processability so desired on today's fabrication lines.