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Plastic Properties

  HDPE PET PVC Polystyrene
Clarity Hazy Transparent Clear Clear Clear
Impact Strength Good to Excellent Good to Excellent Fair to Good Fair to Good
Temperature at which Distorts 200 F to 250 F 125 F to 160 F 140 F to 150 F 200 F to 220 F
Resistance to Impact Good to Excellent Good to Excellent Fair to Good Poor to Good
Resistance to Heat Good Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Fair
Resistance to Cold Excellent Good Fair Poor
Resistance to Sunlight Fair Good Poor to Good Fair to Poor
Resistance to Acids Fair to Very Good Fair Good to Very Good n/a
Resistance to Alcohol Good Good to Poor Good to Very Good n/a