High-Density Polyethylene finds applications across a broad spectrum of industries that specialize in impact resistance, low moisture absorption, good tensile strength, and corrosion resistance. On account of these characteristics of being malleable as well as a tough structure, HDPE is used in the manufacturing of sanitary pipes. After the feedstock is procured from naphtha or natural gas, HDPE is manufactured through a gas phase, slurry process and finally the solution process. Special P-type variety of Carbon Black can be used as an active component in HDPE products as it prevents UV weathering and low compound moisture absorption (CMA).
Rise In The Popularity and Demand For High-Density Polyethylene
HDPE is also gaining popularity among polyethylene suppliers for being actively used in the manufacturing of bottle caps, lids, food storage containers and in other products of daily-usage. High-density polyethylene is a certified food-grade polymer because of which it is employed as a safe storage and preparation tool in the food industry. On the application front, HDPE is used in injection molding, in pipes and extrusion, in the manufacturing of films and sheets as well as in the production of switchboards and other electrical appliances.
The market for HDPE can be segmented into a consumer base in the Asia Pacific region, North America, the Middle East, and LATM. The Asia Pacific region is, however, leading the HDPE global market demand and constitutes the largest market for HDPE products.
HDPE Popularity Based On Product Segmentation
HDPE films are the fastest growing and one of the most popular HDPE products among end-users from packaging and housing industries across the globe. The films are known for their long shelf life value and for being highly cost-effective in the long run. Developing economies of India, Thailand and Malaysia are including the HDPE products in their office and household supplies. Further, HDPE films ensure odor insulation and excellent chemical resistance which makes them ideal in the service industries of packaging and delivery. The Food and Drug Administration has stressed on the usage of HDPE materials as it is found that even thinner sheets and materials of this polymer exhibit the similar characteristics that a thicker sheet does.
High-density polyethylene is very much in demand in the manufacturing of pipes across the globe. An increase in urbanization and growth of smart cities, the sewage system, natural gas distribution system and the organization of potable water supply is increasing in the eastern economies. This has encouraged organizations to explore the HDPE industry for the procurement of raw materials. HDPE pipes are favored for their ability to maintain the strength and durability in welding joints. These pipes even find applications in nuclear plants where they are increasingly replacing metallic pipes (which get corroded and rust).
High-density polyethylene is being recognized as a substitute in more than a few industries across the globe. Not only does it help in packaging and transportation, but the high-density polymer is also sturdy and a relatively easier polymer to manufacture than polyethylene. Developing countries are aggressively using HDPE in housing, food industry, and the construction domain. HDPE is affordable and has high malleability. Its characteristic quality of having high flexibility makes it a popular choice among end-users as well as manufacturers.