Polyethylene at a glance

Uses: thermoplastics, fibers
Monomer: ethylene
Polymerization: free radical chain polymerization, Ziegler-Natta polymerization, metallocene catalysis polymerization
Morphology: highly crystalline (linear), highly amorphous (branched)
Melting temperature: 137°C
Glass transition temperature: -130 to -80°C


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