HDPE Application

  • Packaging: bottles (packaging liquids mainly detergents, cosmetics, lubricants, dairy products); sauces
  • Automotive: fuel tanks (95% in Europe)
  • Building & Construction: pipes and ducts
  • Agriculture: agrochemical containers, nets and mesh, greenhouse

The main market for virgin HDPE are blow moulded products, mainly used in consumer packaging. It is the second mostly applied polymer in production of bottles (used mainly for packaging liquids, cosmetics, detergents etc). The second largest market is HDPE extruded film. 

Processing: blow moulding (bottles); the main process of conversion of HDPE waste involves blow moulding and film extrusion.

Latest news

The installed capacity for recycling flexible polyethylene (PE: PE-LD, PE-LLD PE-MD & PE-HD) has been increasing significantly over the last years.


The European plastics recycling industry welcomes and fully supports the Plastics Strategy published by the European Commission.