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Products / Product Stewardship

Chemical identity

  • Additives can include antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, antistatic agents, slipping, ant blocking and processing aids, to modify its physical properties.
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Physical/chemical properties

  • Polyethylene is a solid thermoplastic polymer at room temperature. At temperatures in excess of 115 °C , it can be melted and extruded into film, sheet, and pipe
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Health Information

  • Polyethylene is not expected to be acutely toxic by inhalation, oral or dermal routes of exposure. Polyethylene is expected to be essentially non-irritating to the skin and eyes
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Environmental Information

  • There are no specific environmental hazards associated with polyethylene. Polyethylene does not bioaccumulate. Polyethylene is insoluble and floats on water
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Exposure Potential

  • Workplace use: Workers handling polyethylene resins or products made from these resins may be exposed to polyethylene dusts. Polyethylene dust in the workplace is considered nuisance dust and is regulated as such
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