Alathon L5008



Alathon L5008 is a bimodal, high molecular weight, high density polyethylene resin with excellent processing characteristics. L5008 is selected by customers for demanding pressure pipe applications. When combined with an approved color or black masterbatch at the correct use level, L5008 may meet the following standards or requirements (see Technical Data Sheet for limitations and more information):

  • ASTM D3350 Cell Classifications: PE445564C CC0, PE445564E CC0, PE445565C CC0, and PE445565E CC0
  • NSF Standard 14 and Standard 61 for Potable Water Pipe and Fittings
  • NSF Standard 358-1 for PE Pipe and Fittings for "Geothermal" Heat Pump Systems
  • PE80 per ISO 9080 & ISO 12162
  • Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) PE 3408 and PE4608 per PPI TR-3


North America, South & Central America


SDS - Safety Data Sheet
PSB - Product Stewardship Bulletin

Product Data and Technical Information

Typical Properties

Melt Flow Rate (190 °C/2.16 kg) 0.07 g/10 min
Melt Flow Rate (190 °C/21.6 kg) 16 g/10 min
Density (23 °C) 0.949 g/cm³
Tensile Stress at Break 4970 psi
Tensile Stress at Yield 3560 psi
Tensile Elongation at Break 635 %

Technical Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet




High Density Polyethylene


Drinking Water Pipe