Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE)

is a synthetic thermoplastic elastomer. It is created by the chlorination of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The degree of chlorination can vary, and it affects the material’s properties. CPE is known for its flexibility, resistance to chemicals and weathering, and good mechanical properties. Here are some key characteristics and common uses of CPE.

Key Characteristics:

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Flexibility:

CPE exhibits excellent flexibility and can be used to modify the properties of rigid plastics or other elastomers.

Chemical Resistance:

It is resistant to various chemicals, including acids and bases, making it suitable for applications that require exposure to corrosive substances.

Weather Resistance:

CPE has good resistance to weathering, UV radiation, and ozone, which makes it a suitable material for outdoor applications.
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Impact Resistance:

It offers good impact resistance, which can be advantageous in applications where durability and toughness are important.

Flame Resistance:

Depending on its formulation, CPE can have flame-resistant properties, making it useful in applications where fire safety is a concern.

Common Uses
of Chlorinated Polyethylene:

Wire and Cable Insulation
Hoses and Tubing
Sealants and Gaskets
Roofing Membranes
Footwear
Conveyor Belt