Application examples are: polyethylene bags, polyethylene sachets, polyethylene film, polyethylene tubes, expanded polyethylene, polyethylene plates, polyethylene bottles, PET bottles, PET containers.

It is also used for its properties: electrical, chemical resistance, performances at high temperatures, self-extinguishing, moulding quickness.

Terephthate polyethylene (Commercial names: Arnite, Impet and Rynite, Ertalyte, Hostaphan, Melinex and Mylar films, and Dacron, Diolen, Tergal, Terital, Terylene and Trevira fibres), is part of the family of polyesters and a composite plastic material suitable for contact with foodstuffs.