Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene - UHMWPE

Polymer Type

Thermoplastic

Advantages

Outstanding toughness cut and wear resistance. Excellent chemical resistance.  Good low temperature impact resistance.

Disadvantages

Not melt processable.

Typical Properties

Property

Value

Density (g/cm3)

0.945

Surface Hardness

RR50

Tensile Strength (MPa)

35

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

0.5

Notched Izod (kJ/m)

1.06+

Linear Expansion  (/°C x 10-5)

13

Elongation at Break (%)

500

Strain at Yield (%)

25

Max. Operating Temp. (°C)

55

Water Absorption (%)

0.01

Oxygen Index (%)

17

Flammability UL94

HB

Volume Resistivity (log ohm.cm)

18

Dielectric Strength (MV/m)

28

Dissipation Factor 1kHz

0.0002

Dielectric Constant  1kHz

2.3

HDT @ 0.45 MPa (°C)

69

HDT @ 1.80 MPa (°C)

42

Material. Drying  hrs @ (°C)

NA

Melting Temp. Range (°C)

NA

Mould Shrinkage (%)

NA

Mould Temp. Range (°C)

NA

Applications

Can and bottle handling machine parts, moving parts on weaving machines, bearings, gears, artificial joints, chutes and slides for directing particulate solids.  Edge protection on ice rinks.  Butchers' chopping boards.

 

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

For more information on Plascams please visit RAPRA Technology Ltd.

 

Date Added: Sep 10, 2001 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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