WA Plastics
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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
5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50mm
Sheet Sizes: 2000*1000     3000*1500

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



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





Specific Gravity

Units g/cm3 0.93


Temperature in Air Unit oC
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.