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What is UHMWPE?

ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE(UHMWPE) is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene which is the most widely spread plastic in the world. It has extremely long chains resulting in a very tough material, with high impact strength. UHMWPE is a kind of polyethylene with the highest molecular mass.

The ultrahigh molecular weight of UHMWPE determines its unique physicomechanical properties, which sharply distinguish it from all other varieties of polyethylene.

These properties of UHMWPE are in demand for use in various fields of engineering and the national economy, especially when working under extreme operating conditions.

Key features:

  • Shock and cracking resistance
  • Frost resistance
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Chemical resistant (Excluding oxidising acids)
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Resistant to UV radiation