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Meaning of low-density polyethylene

low'-den'sity polyeth'ylene

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. highly branched polyethylene with low crystallinity and melting point, and a density of 0.91 to 0.94, prepared at very high pressures, and used mainly for sheeting, films, and packaging materials. Abbr.: LDPE&hasp; Also calledCf. high-density polyethylene.
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