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HDPE
(C2H4)n
High density.
Blow molding (detergent bottles and drums), injection molding (garbage cans, housewares, food containers, pallets and crates), blown and cast film (food packaging and shopping bags), pipe and tubing (water pipes), spun-bonded fabric (covers, protective clothing, envelopes, paper substitute), wire and cable coating, etc.
Polyethylene, chlorinated; polyethylene wax, high-density.
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  • Ethylene + alpha-olefins (solution polymerization process)
  • Ethylene (Ziegler slurry process)
  • Ethylene (gas-phase polymerization)
  • Ethylene + alpha-olefins (solution polymerization process)
  • Ethylene (Ziegler slurry process)
  • Ethylene (gas-phase polymerization)
  • Ethylene + alpha-olefins (solution polymerization process)
  • Ethylene (Ziegler slurry process)
  • Ethylene (gas-phase polymerization)
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HDPE (a.k.a. High Density Polyethylene) is the most popular thermoplastic made from monomer ethylene. It is the most popular plastic in the world. It has low strength, hardness and rigidity but it has high ductility. PE has great chemical resistance to strong acids and bases. Its properties vary depending on its molecular weight. The primary use of polyethylene is in packaging like in plastic bags, films and bottles.
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Prices
This chart presents HDPE prices in several countries, as follows:
Volume-weighted average transaction prices presented, reflect the average values practiced, including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified.
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HDPE Prices

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Chart Description. This chart presents HDPE prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: volume-weighted average export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Belgium: volume-weighted average export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • China: spot price, ex-works, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • India: volume-weighted average import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Saudi Arabia: volume-weighted average export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Brazil: volume-weighted average export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • South Africa: volume-weighted average import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9-months) available only to subscribers of the ‘Pro’ or 'Business' plans.

Volume-weighted average transaction prices presented, reflect the average values practiced, including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified.

Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective HDPE prices plotted. You can filter a given HDPE price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.

About HDPE. HDPE (a.k.a. High Density Polyethylene) is the most popular thermoplastic made from monomer ethylene. It is the most popular plastic in the world. It has low strength, hardness and rigidity but it has high ductility. PE has great chemical resistance to strong acids and bases. Its properties vary depending on its molecular weight. The primary use of polyethylene is in packaging like in plastic bags, films and bottles.

Chemical Formula. (C2H4)n

Commercial Grades. High density.

Uses. Blow molding (detergent bottles and drums), injection molding (garbage cans, housewares, food containers, pallets and crates), blown and cast film (food packaging and shopping bags), pipe and tubing (water pipes), spun-bonded fabric (covers, protective clothing, envelopes, paper substitute), wire and cable coating, etc.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Ethylene + alpha-olefins (solution polymerization process)
  • Ethylene (Ziegler slurry process)
  • Ethylene (gas-phase polymerization)
  • Ethylene + alpha-olefins (solution polymerization process)
  • Ethylene (Ziegler slurry process)
  • Ethylene (gas-phase polymerization)
  • Ethylene + alpha-olefins (solution polymerization process)
  • Ethylene (Ziegler slurry process)
  • Ethylene (gas-phase polymerization)

To know more about HDPE production processes, click here.

Derivatives. Polyethylene, chlorinated; polyethylene wax, high-density.

Methodology. The chemicals pricing data Intratec provides its customers with is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or by statistical surveys conducted by countries/organizations. For further details about “Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology”, click here.

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