Types of Polymers and their Use cases

There are a total of five commonly used Polymer types which are bifurcated based on their chemical and physical properties and use cases.

1. PET

Polyethylene terephthalate, commonly known as PET, is a thermoplastic polymer belonging to the polyester family. It is produced through the polymerization of ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. PET is transparent, allowing for clear packaging and containers. PET exhibits good tensile strength and stiffness, making it suitable for various applications. PET provides a barrier against moisture, gases, and aromas, preserving the quality of packaged products. PET is widely used for packaging water, soft drinks, juices, and other beverages. PET containers are used for packaging foods such as salads, fruits, and condiments. PET fibres are used in the textile industry for manufacturing fabrics, garments, and home textiles.


High-density polyethylene, or HDPE, is a thermoplastic polymer with a high strength-to-density ratio. It is produced from ethylene using a catalytic process. HDPE exhibits high tensile strength and stiffness, making it suitable for structural applications. HDPE is resistant to chemicals, acids, and alkalis, making it ideal for containers and pipes. HDPE is resistant to UV radiation and weathering, making it suitable for outdoor applications. HDPE is used for packaging detergents, household cleaners, shampoos, and other consumer products. HDPE pipes are used in water distribution systems, sewerage systems, and gas pipelines. HDPE sheets are used in construction for barriers, geomembranes, and insulation.


Low-density polyethylene, or LDPE, is a thermoplastic polymer with a lower density and less crystallinity compared to HDPE. It is produced through the polymerization of ethylene. LDPE is flexible and has good impact resistance, making it suitable for packaging and film applications. LDPE films are transparent, allowing for visibility of packaged products. LDPE exhibits resistance to acids, bases, and solvents. LDPE is used for producing flexible packaging films for food packaging, agricultural films, and plastic bags. LDPE is used for manufacturing squeeze bottles for products such as sauces, condiments, and cosmetics. LDPE is used as insulation for wires and cables due to its electrical properties.

4. PP

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer with a high melting point and excellent chemical resistance. It is produced from propylene monomers. PP exhibits high heat resistance and can withstand temperatures up to 100°C. PP is resistant to many chemicals, acids, and solvents. PP has a low density, making it lightweight and suitable for applications requiring reduced weight. PP is used for producing containers, caps, closures, and packaging films for food and non-food applications. PP is used in automotive applications such as bumpers, interior trim, and battery cases due to its strength and impact resistance. PP is used for manufacturing medical devices, such as syringes, containers, and surgical instruments, due to its sterilizability and biocompatibility.

5. PVC

Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is a thermoplastic polymer derived from vinyl chloride monomers through polymerization. PVC is durable and has good resistance to abrasion, weathering, and chemicals. PVC is inherently flame retardant and can be formulated to meet specific fire safety requirements. PVC has excellent electrical insulation properties, making it suitable for wire and cable insulation. PVC is widely used in construction for pipes, fittings, window profiles, flooring, and roofing materials. PVC is used for medical applications such as tubing, blood bags, IV containers, and medical devices due to its sterilizability and compatibility with healthcare standards. PVC is used in a variety of consumer products such as toys, credit cards, and vinyl records due to its affordability and versatility.

Bariz Multiplast predominately works with PET and HDPE polymers. As a comprehensive solution provider, we specialize in manufacturing high-quality PET bottles and supplying PET containers, HDPE Bottles, HDPE Containers, Caps & Closures, and other customized solutions.