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Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) is a thermoplastic copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. The weight percent vinyl acetate usually varies from 10 to 40%, with the remainder being ethylene. It shares many properties with low-density polyethylene, but it has increased gloss and flexibility which usually used in food packaging, footwear midsoles, solar panel encapsulation, mouth guards, ice cube trays, and flexible medical tubing.
Polyethylene is a lightweight, durable thermoplastic with variable crystalline structure, usually made from the polymerization of ethylene monomer. There are several variations of Polyethylene as below:
Types of POLYETHYLENE (PE) :
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
HDPE is defined by a density of greater or equal to 0.941 g/cm3. It has high tensile strength and could be used in products and packaging such as milk jugs, detergent bottles, butter tubs, garbage containers, and water pipes.
Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
LLDPE is defined by a density range of 0.915–0.925 g/cm3, it has higher tensile strength and impact resistance, and could be used for film extrusion, blown film, rotomoulding and injection moulding. Applications include packaging for food and frozen goods, hygiene packaging and industrial films for agriculture, technical packaging, as well as cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications.
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
LDPE is defined by a density range of 0.910–0.940 g/cm3. It has lower tensile strength and higher ductility and could be used for both rigid containers and plastic film applications such as plastic bags and film wrap.
Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic made from the combination of propylene monomers. It is used in a variety of applications to include packaging for consumer products, plastic parts for various industries including the automotive industry, construction industry, special devices like living hinges, and textiles.
There are two main types of polypropylene available: homopolymers and copolymers. The copolymers are further divided into block copolymers and random copolymers. Homopolymer polypropylene is a general-purpose grade. Block copolymer polypropylene contain between 5% to 15% ethylene which gives it better impact resistance. Random copolymer polypropylene contains between 1% to 7% ethylene and it is usually used for applications where a more malleable, clearer product is desired.