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Products > Engineering > Polyethylene > Uhmwpe

UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)
A high quality plastic which offers superior impact, shock and abrasion resistance. As well it has self-lubricating and high-slip properties and is resistant to chemical corrosion.A machinable product particularly suited to high wear situations, extending component life.  Excellent mechanical strength and low moisture absorption.

Colours: Available in Black, Natural
Thicknesses: 
5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50mm
Sheet Sizes: 2000*1000     3000*1500

Features:
Impact Strength
Cut and wear resistance
Excellent chemical resistance
Good low temperature impact resistance

 

 

  Applications: 
Can and bottle handling machine parts
Moving parts on weaving machines
Bearings
Gears
Artificial joints
Chutes and slides for directing particulate solids
Butchers' chopping boards

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

Specific Gravity

Units g/cm3 0.93

Minimum/Maximum

Service
Temperature in Air Unit oC
-260/90
Tensile Strength Yield Units MPa >20
Tensile Strength Break Units MPa >40
Impact Resistance DIN 53505 Notched Impact Strength Units MJ/mm2 >100
Hardness Units Shore D 61
Co-efficient of Thermal Expansion Units mm/(mmxK) x 10-6 200
Dielectric Strength Units KV/mm 45
Surface Resistivity Units Ohms >1x1014
Relative Abrasion Loss by Sand Slurry   90

Disclaimer: WA Plastics has provided the details in this Data sheet in good faith and it should only be used as a general guide. For further information please contact WA Plastics direct.