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  • Product Overview Manufacture of product Product Description Product Uses Exposure Potential Health Information Environmental Information Physical Hazard Information Regulatory Information Additional Information

  • Polyethylene resins are polymers of ethylene or co-polymers of ethylene and an alpha-olefin monomer such as butene, hexene or octene. Polyethylene is not known to occur naturally and are considered to be safe for humans and environment in known intended uses

    CAS No: 25087-34-7Ethylene/Butene-1 CopolymerCAS No: 25213-02-9Ethylene/Hexene-1 CopolymerCAS No: 9002-88-4Ethylene Homopolymer

  • EQUATE manufactures Polyethylene using UNIPOL gas phase process wherein ethylene and comonomer react as gases at low pressure, in presence of catalyst using fluidiaized bed conditions to produce granular products.

    EQUATE produces Polyethylene in Kuwait

  • Polyethylene resins are odorless white granules or pellets. HDPE resin is made from ethylene and hexene-1 while LLDPE resin is made from ethylene and butene-1The molecular structure of HDPE is a repeating (-CH2-CH2-)n with a slight degree of branching. The molecular structure of LLDPE is mostly linear copolymer backbone with some short chain branching.Resins are classified by Melt Index, Molecular weight and branching. The Melting Point of HDPE is 133 CThe Melting Point of LLDPE is 125 C

  • Typical use of Polyethylene resins are the following

    Film: Industrial and Consumer packagingInjection Molding: Household articlesBlow Molding: Container for chemicalsPipes: Transporting water and liquidsWire & Cable: Telecom and power cablesSheet: GeomembramesOthers: Resellers, Compounders & Distributors

  • Injection Molded CratesCarry bagsRaffiaHIC BottlesLarge DrumsNon pressure pipes

  • Food PackagingCarry bagsAgriculturePackagingHeavy duty sacksDrip Irrigation

  • Workplace ExposureEmployees producing or processing polyethylene can be exposed to resin dusts and irritating fumes while processing polymer resin

    Spilled polyethylene pellets pose slipping hazard

    Good ventilation, use of proper PPE and good house keeping minimize these exposure hazard

  • In workplace processing of polyethylene, contact with dusts and fumes may cause eye, skin and respiratory irritationContact with hot molten material may cause severe thermal burns. Inhalation of smoke under fire condition is considered as hazardousSwallowing of polyethylene pellets may cause chockingPolyethylene film can cause asphyxiation hazard if misused to cover the faceUse of proper PPE and good house keeping minimize these exposure hazard

  • Polyethylene resins are expected to be inert to environmentPolyethylene will float in water and can be widely distributed, it is non bio-degradablePellets may represent a chocking hazard for if ingested by waterfowl or aquatic lifeThe best way to handle PE waste is to recycle the same. Established waste handling management practices, such as 3R should be followed

  • Spilled Polyethylene may cause slipping hazardPneumatic conveying of granular material can generate combustible dustPolyethylene will burn if overheated to high temperatures and can cause thick fumesProcessing should be done in well ventilated place and precautions should be taken to prevent build up of chargesGood house keeping practices can avoid spill problem

  • PropertyValueAppearanceOpaque translucent solid, non-pyrophoricOdorOdorlessMelting Point118 135 CSpecific Gravity0.910 0.970Autofalammability260 410 CSolubilityInsoluble in waterSoluble in some organic solventsStabilityStable, non-reactive under normal conditions

  • All EQUATE Polyethylene grades meet national and international regulatory requirements. Thus all EQUATE polyethylene grades are Food Contact approved.For all EQUATE Polyethylene grades Safety Data Sheet, Technical Data Sheet and Handling Guidelines existsRisk Characterization and Risk Management procedures to identify and mitigate product risk are practiced in EQUATEEQUATE conducts business risk review for new markets and identify/eliminate misuse of products

  • All EQUATE PE grades are not recommended for the following:in any commercial or developmental application which is intended for contact with human internal body fluids or body tissues, regardless of the length of time involvedin any cardiac prosthetic device application, regardless of the length of the time involved, including, without limitation, pacemaker leads and devices, artificial hearts, heart valves, intra-aortic balloons and control systems, and ventricular bypass assisted devices;as a critical component in any medical device that supports or sustains human lifespecifically by pregnant women or in any applications designed specifically to promote or interfere with human reproduction.

  • All requests for regulatory compliance should be addressed to EQUATE R&D.

  • Safety Data Sheets are available in www.equate.com

    Polyethylene product data sheets are available in www.equate.com

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