Ethylene consists of a thermoplastic polymer, known as low density polyethylene (LDPE). LDPE is made by polymerizing free radicals at high pressure. It has high malleability and less tensile strength. LDPE also offers precision and high resistance towards chemicals and electricity.
Increased requirement of LDPE from the industries of construction and automotives is likely to drive the low density polyethylene (LDPE) market. The increasing industry of food packaging is also estimated to propel the market ahead.
LDPE can be substituted by linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) across various applications, owing to environmental policies and low price of LDPE. This might hamper the further development of the low density polyethylene (LDPE) market.