This section of Elkay's Poly Bag Foodservice Training Module is designed to quickly
provide information regarding the use of poly bags in grocery stores. The products
identified here include bags used in grocery kitchens
and their related take out and catering services.
HDPE This is the acronym for High density, (0.95-0.965) polyethylene. It has much higher stiffness, higher temperature resistance and much better water vapor barrier properties than LDPE, but it is considerably hazier.
High-density polyethylene A conventional (not biodegradable) plastic, as used commonly in single-use plastic carry bags (HDPE).
Hydrocarbon This is the chemical term for an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen.