What is HDPE Plastic?

What is HDPE Plastic?

HDPE stands for High-Density Polyethylene

Author

Jothi Bandaru, Director of Search, Berlin Packaging

June 1, 2015

HDPE is a type of plastic that is one of the most common packaging and construction materials in use today. Known for its strength and durability, 26% of all HDPE produced worldwide is used in the production of rigid packaging.

HDPE is a great choice for food and beverage applications as many grades of the material are USDA, NSF, and FDA approved for direct contact with food. In addition, it has good impact resistance, is lightweight, and has very low moisture absorption.

HDPE plastic bottles are the most popular plastic bottle in production today! Valued for their soft, velvety feel, squeeze-ability, and economical price, few bottles bring "it" all together like HDPE bottles.