Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Plastic Lab Bottles offer good strength and chemical resistance. LDPE is unreactive at room temperatures except by strong oxidizing agents. It can withstand temperatures of 80 °C continuously and 95 °C for a short time. Made in translucent or opaque variations, it is flexible and tough. LDPE has lower tensile strength but higher resilience than LDPE.
LDPE Chemical resistance
- Excellent resistance (no attack) to dilute and concentrated acids, alcohols, bases and esters
- Good resistance (minor attack) to aldehydes, ketones and vegetable oils
- Limited resistance (moderate attack suitable for short-term use only) to aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, mineral oils, and oxidizing agents
- Poor resistance, and not recommended for use with halogenated hydrocarbons