LDPE is also a thermoplastic originating from ethylene, the first polyethylene grade created in 1933. It can withstand high temperatures for a short amount of time.
Additionally, you can find it in opaque and translucent variations. That being said, it’s very flexible and durable, making it ideal for various situations.
In addition, it also has more branching when compared to HDPE.
If you expose it to sunlight, it can generate ethylene and methane, which is why LDPE should be stored in locations without much sun exposure. It has excellent resistance against esters, bases, acids, and alcohols.