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Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Westlake Chemical
HIFOR® LF2018 by Westlake Chemical is a hexene linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) grade. Exhibits increased stiffness and can be blended with low density polyethylene (LDPE) for strength property enhancements. Offers great product breadth, flexibility and supply security from its three gas phase low pressure reactors. HIFOR® LF2018 is suitable for processing by cast film extrusion. Recommended for heavy duty films, agricultural films, heavy duty bags and shipping sacks applications. Complies with FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 regulations.
Product Type
PE (Polyethylene) > LLDPE
Product Status
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Packaging
  • Agriculture
  • Extrusion > Films (cast)

HIFOR® LF2018 Properties

Physical Properties

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR or MFI = Melt Flow Index or MI = Melt Index)
0.80 g/10 min
(23°C, 50% RH)
ASTM D1238
15 kg/m³
( )
ASTM D1505

HIFOR® LF2018 Processing Guidelines

Extrusion Properties

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Melt Temperature
400 - 420 °F
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