Polyethylene is widely used to make films, packaging materials, containers, pipelines, monofilament, wire and cable, daily necessities, and can be used as television, radar and other high-frequency insulating materials. With the development of petrochemical industry, the production of polyethylene has been developed rapidly, which accounts for about One-fourth of the total plastic output.
In nuclear physics, astrophysics, and reactor operations, polyethylene is used as a diffuse agent to measure neutrons. has made its own contribution to the study of nuclear physics.
Polyethylene is the simplest polymer and the most widely used polymer material. It is connected by a repeating –ch2– unit. Polyethylene is formed by adding polymerization to ethylene.