Polyethylene Manufacturers

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This particular polymer is synthesized from long chains of ethylene monomers that are composed of carbon and hydrogen and form double covalent bonds in a number of structural configurations. Because it is available in many forms, polyethylene is the most commonly used plastic. Read More…

Polyethylene Manufacturers Polyethylene is a thermoplastic, meaning it becomes pliable when heated and rigid when cooled.

Leading Manufacturers

Mobile, AL  |  800-226-1134

All Plastics and Fiberglass performs fabrication for fiberglass and plastics. Among the standard products we produce are ducts, grating, structural shapes, pipe hangers and tanks. We do custom fabrication on tanks and pipe hangers. We also make prefabricated piping systems, handrails and more. We have built a reputation on high quality and superior service for more than two decades.

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Middlesex, NJ  |  800-229-3338

Petro specializes in plastic extrusions, offering our customers many capabilities, such as customized shapes & extruded tubing, along with tape application, coiling & angle cutting. We have a full staff of engineers who can assist you & ship out stock products within 24 hours of your order. At Petro, we take extreme pride in our service & quality. We will deliver a product on time – every time.

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Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc. $$$

Sumter, SC  |  800-959-1337

Diversified Plastics has a very narrow focus…. flexible poly packaging. Poly bags, poly sheeting/film and poly tubing. Clear or printed. Stock or custom production orders. Medical, food/produce, retail, industrial, animal bedding, mulch bags and more. Quick turnarounds, on time deliveries, volume discounts and exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competitors.

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Fort Wayne, IN  |  800-548-6603

Custom Poly Packaging is a family-owned manufacturer of a variety of plastic products. Our services include custom printing and manufacturing to custom sizes and specifications. We ship blind, confidential, and third party. To learn more about our plastic merchandise bags and our other product lines, visit our website today!

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Custom Poly Packaging $$$

Mahwah, NJ  |  800-872-1474

Rutan Poly, high quality plastic manufacturers, produces low and high density polyethylene plastic materials and color film in a wide range of thicknesses, as well as anti-static plastic sheeting and much more. Additional products include tubing, sheeting, gusset films, and all types of poly bags all in the USA. Contact Rutan today to learn more!

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Rutan Poly Industries, Inc. $$$

BRASELTON, GA  |  800-229-9950

Multi-Pak USA Inc has been manufacturing poly bags and providing premium customer service since our founding in 1992. In order to meet the needs of our nationwide clients, we manufacture bags suitable for promotional and industrial applications in a variety of styles and sizes. All products are guaranteed against manufacturer error & defect. Contact us today to learn more!

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Multi-Pak USA, Inc. $$$

St. Charles, IL  |  630-584-8282

Many customers turn to Polytec Plastics, Inc. for a variety of plastic channels, rods, strips, tubing, pipe, profiles and more. The engineers at Polytec Plastics, Inc. develop our premier plastic solutions to offer superior flexibility or sturdiness based on the needs of our customers. It is our mission to quickly develop plastic products at an affordable price. Let engineers know what you need and we will assist you!

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Polytec Plastics, Inc. $$$

Lake Villa, IL  |  800-461-4161

CS Hyde has been providing high-end plastic materials since our founding in 1996, and has become a leading distributor and converter to a wide variety of markets. Materials we have available include Teflon Fluoroplastic, PTFE, Mylar®, Kevlar®, and more. We utilize the most high-tech converting equipment to provide superior products to our customers in a short time frame. It is our continuous mission to provide the highest quality products, innovate new solutions, and exceed expectations.

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Annual production rates for this plastic alone are approximately eighty million metric tons. Such a large number is necessary to accommodate the incredible diversity of objects made from polyethylene. Polyethylene manufacturers fabricate bottles, packaging sheets, shower curtains, pipes, wire insulation, plastic bags and containers, bulletproof vests, artificial knees and hip replacement components, flooring, storage and more.

Resistant to water, acids, alkalis, solvents and chemical corrosion, polyethylene is popular in automotive, packaging, transport, medical, pharmaceutical, food and chemical processing, entertainment and electronics industries, to name a few. While this plastic is non-biodegradable, it is recyclable; it can be melted, remolded and rehardened numerous times. Additionally, researchers have been developing new techniques aimed at synthesizing polyethylene from components found in sugarcane in order to create bioplastics.

While bioplastics continue to be studied, most polyethylene is synthesized from ethylene, though several different methods for this are possible. Radical polymerization, anionic addition polymerization, ion coordination polymerization and cationic polymerization are all used in the production of polyethylene through heat and pressurization.

As each process results in a slightly different type of polyethylene, the plastics are classified based on density and branching or crystallization. The three main categories are high-density polyethylene, which has a melting point in the range of 120 to 130°C, low-density polyethylene, which melts at around 115°C, and finally medium-density polyethylene. In total there are ten different divisions including ultra high density and very low density, but the main three will often suffice.

Polyethylene manufacturers utilize these polymer resins forming them into plastic rods, sheets and films through injection molding, casting and extrusion. While stock forms such as these may sometimes be used as the finished product, most will undergo additional operations. Secondary processes employed on plastic materials such as these include drilling, welding, fastening, turning, milling and precision machining. It is important to consider both the manufacturing processes and finish product when selecting a polymer.

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