Polyethene vs. Polyethylene — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Polyethene and Polyethylene
Polyethylene or polythene (abbreviated PE; IUPAC name polyethene or poly(methylene)) is the most common plastic in use today. It is a polymer, primarily used for packaging (plastic bags, plastic films, geomembranes and containers including bottles, etc.).
A polymerized thermoplastic ethylene resin, used especially for containers, kitchenware, and tubing, or in the form of films and sheets for packaging.
(organic compound) A polymer consisting of many ethylene monomers bonded together; used for kitchenware, containers etc.
A lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation