Polyethylene Material Properties

FORMflex polyethylene meets the conditions of section 21 CFR, Section 177.1520 of the USA Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations. The resin may be safely used to produce packaging material, containers, and equipment intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or holding food.

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Melt Index (g/10min)


Tensile Strength @ (2 in./min)

Yield (lb/sq in.)

Elongation (%)

1% Secant Modulus of Elasticity (lb/sq in.)

Flexural Stiffness (lb/sq in.)

Torsional Stiffness (lb/sq in.)

Low Temperature Brittleness (F/F50*)

Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate

(g-mil/100 sq in./24 hr @ 37.8C)

Water Absorption/24 hr

@ Break (P.S.I.)

Hardness, Shore D

IZOD Impact Strength @ Room Temp.

(Ft. lb/in.)

Flexural Modulus @ 1% Secant

Heat Deflection Temp @ 66 P.S.I.

VICAT Softening Temp.

Tensile Impact Strength (Ft lb/in.)


*(F50 = 50% failure)

D 1238

D 1505

D 638 (with type IV specimen)



D 638

D 747

D 1043



E 96

D 570

D 638

D 2240


D 256

D 790

D 648

D 1525

D 1822

.250 - .300

.950 - .955
















72° C

128° C