Different plastic with different density, you can distinguish plastic type by test density of plastic, in industry, many factory uthrough this way to sorting plastic types. Common plastic density as below table.

nomenclature

abbreviation

density(g/cm3)

General Purpose Polystyrene

PS

1.04~1.08

High Impact Polystyrene

HIPS

0.92~0.98

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS

1.04~1.06

Acrylonitrile Styrene

AS(SAN)

1.06~1.10

Polypropylene

PP

0.85~0.91

Low Density Polyethylene

LDPE

0.89~0.93

High Density Polyethylene

HDPE

0.92~0.98

Chlorinated Polyethylene

CPE

1.47~1.55

Polymethyl Methacrylate

PMMA

1.16~1.20

Polycarbonate

PC

1.20~1.22

Polyoxymethylene

(Polyformaldehyde)

POM

1.41~1.43

    Poly                                         (Ethylene Terephthalare)

PET

1.38~1.41

Polytetrafluoroethylene

PTFE

2.10~2.30

Polychlorctrifluoreethylene

PCTFE

2.10~2.20

 

Heat shrink tubing usually made from co-extrusion Polyolefin(PE), density from 0.93-1.05g/cm3. Such as medium wall heat shrink tubing PE with density 1.05g/cm3,  fiber optic splice sleeve PE density is 0.94g/cm2(ISO R1183D). Welcom to our webesite www.dicoretubing.com  to know more about heat shrink products.