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HDPE

High density polyethylene
  • Typical Applications
    Bottles and jerry cans
  • Colour
    Semi translucent in original form (natural). Can be coloured
  • Finish
    Matt
  • Compatibility Range
    Compatible to most acid and alkaline solutions. Limited compatibility to solvents
  • Recyclability
    Widely recycled in standard facilities
  • Resin identification code
    2

rHDPE

Recycled high density polyethylene
  • Typical Applications
    Bottles and jerry cans
  • Colour
    Dependent upon the waste source. Varies from light grey to dark grey
  • Finish
    Matt
  • Compatibility Range
    Compatible to most acid and alkaline solutions. Limited compatibility to solvents
  • Recyclability
    Widely recycled in standard facilities
  • Resin identification code
    2
Recycled

PET

Polyethylene terephthalate
  • Typical Applications
    Bottles
  • Colour
    Clear in original form. Can be coloured
  • Finish
    Gloss
  • Compatibility Range
    Good solvent compatibility, limited compatibility to caustic solutions
  • Recyclability
    Widely recycled in standard facilities
  • Resin identification code
    1

PP

Polypropylene
  • Typical Applications
    Tubs and pails, closures and dispensers
  • Colour
    Semi translucent in original form (natural). Often coloured white/black in use, other colours also possible
  • Finish
    Satin
  • Compatibility Range
    Excellent range of compatibility
  • Recyclability
    Widely recycled in standard facilities
  • Resin identification code
    5

This information is intended for general guidance only. We strongly advise testing to establish compatibility of packaging to the contents and intended purpose. Responsibility for this lies on the Purchaser.

(HDPE 2)

High density polyethylene
  • Minimum operating temp. for short periods °C
    -65
  • Minimum continuous operating temperature °C
    -50
  • Maximum operating temp. for short periods °C
    100
  • Maximum continuous operating temperature °C
    80

(rHDPE 2)

Recycled high density polyethylene
  • Minimum operating temp. for short periods °C
    -65
  • Minimum continuous operating temperature °C
    -50
  • Maximum operating temp. for short periods °C
    100
  • Maximum continuous operating temperature °C
    80

(PET 1)

Polyethylene terephthalate
  • Minimum operating temp. for short periods °C
    -30
  • Minimum continuous operating temperature °C
    -20
  • Maximum operating temp. for short periods °C
    160
  • Maximum continuous operating temperature °C
    100

(PP 5)

Polypropylene
  • Minimum operating temp. for short periods °C
    -15
  • Minimum continuous operating temperature °C
    -10
  • Maximum operating temp. for short periods °C
    145
  • Maximum continuous operating temperature °C
    130

NB: For all applications, testing is strongly recommended. Samples are available on request to support testing.

Cap Size (mm) Application Torque Range inch/pounds Nm
22
9-14 in/lb
1.15 – 1.58
24
10-18 in/lb
1.13 – 2.03
28
12-21 in/lb
1.35 – 2.37
33
15-25 in/lb
1.69 – 2.82
38
17-26 in/lb
1.92 – 2.93
63
24-43 in/lb
2.71 – 4.85

Torque varies with temperature and atmospheric conditions so this information is for strictly guidance only. As a general guide, removal torque is 40-60% of application torque, 24 hours after the closure has been applied. Responsibility for ensuring correct application torque lies with the Purchaser.

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