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Polyethylene (PE-UHMW)


Polyethylene is well known in the polymer family and is often referred to as PE. It has an extremely low coefficient of friction, good chemical and corrosion resistance with excellent impact strength making it an extremely adaptive thermoplastic material.

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Material Data

0.95 g/cm³
Tensile Strength:
36 MPa
Compressive Strength:
110 MPa
Impact Strength:
7.20 KJ/mm²
Friction Coefficient:
Max Cont. Temp:
68 ℃
Melting Point:
133 ℃
Water Absorption:
0.1 %
FDA Compatible:
Colours Available:
White, Black

N.B. Material data may vary slightly depending on profile and size.

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Material Description

Polyethene (UHMW / PE-UHMW)  features one of the lowest coefficient of friction compared to any engineered plastic material.

This self-lubricating thermoplastic provides good abrasion and wear resistance, plus high resistance to UV light. Making it a great choice for bulk material handling applications.

To learn more about our range of Polyethylene (PE) Material Grades  use our custom request function or email



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