Deliver To:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Amer.Virgin Is.
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, Saba
  • Bosnia-Herz.
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • Brit.Ind.Oc.Ter
  • Brit.Virgin Is.
  • Brunei Daruss.
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • C. African Rep.
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Christmas Islnd
  • Coconut Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Dem. Rep. Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Rep.
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guin
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islnds
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Frenc.Polynesia
  • French Guiana
  • French S.Territ
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greater China (Chinese Mainland)
  • Greater China (Hong Kong SAR)
  • Greater China (Macau SAR)
  • Greater China (Taiwan)
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Heard McDon.Isl
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islnds
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Minor Outl.Isl.
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • N.Mariana Islnd
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Pap. New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Fed.
  • Rwanda
  • S. Sandwich Ins
  • S.Tome,Principe
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts&Nevis
  • St. Vincent
  • St.Pier,Miquel.
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad,Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turksh Caicosin
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Utd.Arab Emir.
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis,Futuna
  • West Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins

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CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins

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Bimodal technology: Stronger pipes, bottles, caps and closure components

CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins provide proven, trusted performance across a wide range of applications including piping, bottle and cap and closure components. Each combines incredible toughness, long-term durability and exceptional flexibility within a single, sustainable solution, delivering the qualities and capabilities processors, manufacturers, brands and consumers require.

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Discover the difference

CONTINUUM™ Resins, made using UNIPOL™ II Technology, offer increased polymer design flexibility, a broad molecular weight range, and a wider range of high-performance characteristics. These advantages set it apart from traditional unimodal Polyethylene (PE). This leads to better batch-to-batch consistency, higher efficiency, and lower scrap rates. CONTINUUM™ Resins also offer outstanding performance for pipe, bottles, caps and closures, durable goods, and supports sustainability efforts.

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Building better infrastructure

Aging, deteriorating infrastructure and the need for increased sustainability are major, global concerns. CONTINUUM™ Resins deliver exceptional toughness and durability for long-term pipeline performance in any climate. With high elevated temperature and pressure ratings, resistance to crack growth, and broad operating windows, they meet industry standards for municipal, utility and industrial pipeline applications including portable water and natural gas and water distribution, oil and gas gathering, telecom conduit, mining, drainage, and more.

Our rich portfolio of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and medium density polyethylene (MDPE) resins allows production of a broad range of pipe diameters and thicknesses with opportunities for downgauging.

Seamless, leak-free pipelines

Strong fusion capabilities to help produce seamless, virtually leak-free pipelines without mechanical fittings or gaskets, which tend to corrode and leak over time.  

Consistent system temperatures

Low thermal conductivity for more uniform system temperatures and less need for insulation.

Seismic resistance

Excellent seismic resistance for improved protection with the potential for reduced repair costs and economic impact in the event of an earthquake.

UV resistant

Good resistance to ultraviolet (UV) light degradation.

Materials for pipe applications

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Resins for Water Pipe

CONTINUUM™ Resins help produce extremely durable, leak-resistant pipelines that deliver water efficiently while also helping conserve it.

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Resins for Gas Distribution Pipe

CONTINUUM™ Resins offers decades of safe sustainability services for natural gas pipelines.

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Resins for Oil & Gas Gathering Pipe

CONTINUUM™ Resins can withstand the harsh conditions faced by oil and gas pipeline.

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Resins for Corrugated Pipe

CONTINUUM™ Resins are an excellent choice for a wide range of corrugate pipe applications, including mining drainage and more. 

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Resins for Conduit Pipe

CONTINUUM™ Resins help 5G telecommunications networks and data centers keep us all connected by enabling development of long-lasting conduit and microduct.

Case Studies

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Let CONTINUUM™ Resins take on your toughest challenges.

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Breaking the mold

Believe it or not, the same qualities that make CONTINUUM™ Resins ideal for municipal water pipe also allow them to produce first-rate bottles for applications that demand more durability, safety and security.

High levels of stiffness, impact strength and environmental stress crack resistance (ESCR) mean that our bimodal polyethylene (PE) resins not only enable significant performance improvements, but also offer opportunities to reduce material use, incorporate post-consumer recycle (PCR) content and lower overall costs.

Resins for blow molded bottles

CONTINUUM™ Resins offer exceptional toughness, ESCR and stiffness plus the potential for material reductions.

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More sustainability innovation 

One example, CONTINUUM™ DMDE-6620 HEALTH+™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resin, is changing the game in pharmaceutical, healthcare and nutritional bottling. 

By combining our proven bimodal HDPE with a proprietary nucleating agent, this groundbreaking material offers a single-pellet solution for high-performing, more mono-layer bottles.

How does it work?

Outstanding stiffness, top load and wall strength allow wall thickness and bottle weight reductions of more than 20%, while improved gaseous barrier performance helps provide longer shelf life with up to 50% lower moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR). The result is lighter, thinner, 100% recyclable bottles that maintain stringent pharmaceutical performance requirements (or offer even higher levels of performance at incumbent bottle weights). 

A spart of our DOW™ HEALTH+™ service offering, CONTINUUM™ DMDE-6620 HEALTH+™ Resin also includes:  

  • Secure, global product supply 
  • 1-year notification of change (NOC) + 1-year right to buy 
  • U.S. FDA 21 CFR 177.1520(c) 3.2a 
  • U.S. FDA Drug Master File 1847 
  • U.S. Pharmacopoeia (Class VI) 
  • Canadian HPFB No Objection, EU, No 10/2011

Finally, like all CONTINUUM™ blow molding grades, this product offers excellent processability in a wide range of processes, including compression blow forming (CBF), injection blow molding (IBM) and extrusion blow molding (EBM). In fact, CONTINUUM™ DMDE-6620 HEALTH+™ Resin can even help increase productivity, with up to 33% faster cycle times. 

Collaborate. Innovate. Accelerate.

Working side-by-side with customers, we use our deep understanding of material science and decades of proven PE performance to help develop custom-tailored solutions for new and existing bottle designs. And Pack Studios – our exclusive, global network of technical experts, equipment and testing capabilities – helps us bring innovative applications to market even faster and more cost efficiently. 

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How can CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins help improve your bottle applications? Let’s find the answers together.

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Sealing the deal

The tremendous performance that makes CONTINUUM™ Resins a perfect choice for pipe also makes them a powerful option for rigid packaging. 

For example, as part of the EVERCAP™ Innovative Closure Resins, these extremely tough bimodal PE resins offer an exceptional fit for injection or compression molded caps and closures.

Their unique balance of stiffness, impact strength and environmental stress crack resistance (ESCR) allows CONTINUUM™ Resins to offer unsurpassed lightweight closure performance for pressurized beverages, harsh chemicals, medicine, cosmetics and other products that require increased durability, safety and security. And, in addition to significantly enhanced performance, reduced material use and excellent organoleptics, they can also offer opportunities for incorporation of post-consumer recycle (PCR) content and lower overall costs.

The inherent softness of PE also enables functional bore seal, helping create airtight barrier sealing without the need for liners. This allows conversion from two-piece, lined polypropylene (PP) closures to lighter, one-piece PE closures – with the potential for reduced production time and costs.

Collaborate to innovate

Our strong understanding of material science and long history of proven PE performance help us team up with customers to develop tailored solutions for new and existing designs. Pack Studios – our exclusive, global network of technical experts, equipment and testing capabilities – supports these efforts, helping bring innovative applications to market faster and more cost efficiently. 

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We are committed to connecting you with experts and resources to tackle any challenge.

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Performance that really stacks up

Injection molded durable goods – including housewares, toys/playground equipment, storage bins, crates, pallets and other material handling applications – can also benefit from the excellent durability, impact strength, rigidity, ESCR, and low-temperature performance of CONTINUUM™ Resins.

Better together

By working closely with customers and other partners, we’re able to develop custom tailored solutions for both new and existing applications. And Pack Studios  ̶  our exclusive, global network of technical experts, equipment and testing capabilities – helps bring innovations to market faster and more cost efficiently.

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Resins for durable goods

Speak to an expert

We’d love to talk about how CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins can help.