What is the oxygen permeability of PE ?

The barrier properties of polyethylene mean no or very little permeability of gases (e.g. oxygen), vapors (e.g. water vapour) and aromas. Depending on the film thickness, the following values result:

PE-LD films have low water vapor permeability and relatively high oxygen permeability.

The oxygen permeability of packaging films is usually measured on a flat film at a defined point at a temperature of around 23 ºC. The measuring method (DIN 53380-3) is standardized and very complex.

What is the water vapor permeability of PE ?

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