Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is typically used in film applications (cling films and shrink wrap) due to it's robustness, flexibility and transparency. LDPE is also commonly used in processes where heat sealing is necessary due to it's low melting point.
LDPE scrap is extensively used due to it's acceptance to be processed and relatively low cost. The processing of LDPE scrap is comparatively easy by film blowing, injection moulding, blow molding, rotational molding and extrusion processes. Further modifications can be made to the plastic such as adding various compounds and additives. Such compounds include stabilizers, anti-slip, ant-static, flame retardants and antibacterial agents.