The acronyms HMWHDPE and UHMWHDPE are confusing. This discussion breaks down high molecular weight jargon. Starting with the MW bit – MW is short for molecular weight. MWD, or molecular weight distribution is the full name. Accoring to Handbook of Polyethylene by Andrew Peacock: ” The size of a polyethylene molecule is normally described in terms of […]
Polyethylene is comprised of long chains of the building block ethylene monomer. Ethylene monomerC2H4 ( or just “C2” for short ) looks like this in English Ethylene monomer occurs naturally in both natural gas and as a component of naptha – the portion of a barrel of oil which cannot be refined into gasoline or oil.