Jerry cans are typically blow molded. Usually high molecular weight, high density polyethylene (HDPE) grades are used for jerry can applications having a melt flow rate (190°C/21.6kg) between 2 and 10 g/10min and a density between 0.945 and 0.955 g/cm³. Many customers have received UN certification for jerry can types they produced with LyondellBasell products.
LyondellBasell has developed a range of Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (ACP) HDPE grades that are widely used by our customers for the production of blow molded jerry cans. Customers report performance and property benefits such as excellent combination of stiffness and environmental stress cracking resistance (ESCR), good processing, high productivity, reduced wall thickness capabilities and good impact performance.