LLDPE has higher tensile strength and higher impact and puncture resistance than LDPE. It can be used to make thinner films, with better environmental stress cracking resistance. It has good resistance to chemicals and to ultraviolet radiation. It has good electrical properties. However it is not as easy to process as LDPE, has lower gloss, and narrower range for heat sealing.
It is used for plastic bags and sheets (where it allows using lower thickness than comparable LDPE), plastic wrap, toys, lids, pipes, buckets and containers, covering of cables, geomembranes, and mainly for flexible tubing.