Polyethylene | (CH2-CH2) n

PE 1000 | PE UHMW

Available formats: Bars, Tubes, and Plates


PE 1000 known as PE UHMW (Ultra-high molecular weight | Ultra High Molecular Weight) is polymerized with a modified Ziegler catalyst. The density decreases and the sliding friction coefficient is improved. PE UHMW is distinguished by its high impact resistance and abrasion resistance. FDA approval ensures physiological safety.


It is one of the most popular engineering plastics. It provides excellent resistance to abrasion, chemicals, impact and wear, and offers a low coefficient of friction. UHMW is also not toxic, has no smell and is highly resistant to moisture.


UHMW plastic sheet is usually machined into wear strips, chain guides and change parts, and is a popular engineering plastic in food processing and bottling operations. Specific grades of PE1000 are also used in bulk material handling applications to align ducts, hoppers and dump trucks, which helps improve product flow and prevents drag and arc.


PE 1000 or UHMWPE provides high impact and wear resistance and is commonly manufactured in scrapers, cutting boards, chain guides and wear strips. PE1000 are also FDA approved and are suitable for food contact applications, and are commonly machined into components for use in pharmaceutical applications.


Some of its Benefits are:
? Abrasion high resistance.
? Low coefficient of friction.
? Specific gravity low.
? Easy machinability
? High chemical resistance, typical of polyolefins.
? Shock resistance is good even at low temperatures.
? Being physiologically inert, it is approved for contact with food by the most important standards organizations.
? Good electrical properties
? Weatherproof.


Its applications are, thanks to the low coefficient of friction and its non-hygroscopicity make it suitable for use as a bearing or mechanical parts with low loads, even when operating in water.


Sliding guides or pump and wear parts are often manufactured with UHMWPE. It can be operated at temperatures as low as -200 ° C and can be used in cryogenics.

Physical Properties

Physical Properties Rule Units Values
Specific weight ISO 1183 g / cm3 0,93
Water absorption upon saturation ISO 62 % 0,1
Moisture absorption at 23 ° C? 50% RH ISO 62 % 0
Upper limit of working temperature - ºC 80
Lower limit of working temperature - ºC -250

Mechanical properties

Mechanical properties Rule Units Values
Elastic limit (2) ISO 527 MPa 19
Elongation in performance (2) ISO 527 % 15
Tensile strength until breakage (2) ISO 527 MPa -
Elongation to breakage (2) ISO 527 % > 50
Traction Module (2) ISO 527 MPa 750
Impact resistance without notches ISO 179 KJ / mm2 NB
Notched Impact Resistance ISO 179 KJ / mm2 115
Rockwell hardness M ISO 2039 N / mm2 33
Shore D hardness ISO 2039 ° Shore D 60
Flexural strength - at 3.5% ISO 178 MPa -
Flex module ISO 178 MPa -
Compressive tension (1% voltage-23 ° C) ISO 604 MPa 6,5
Compression module ISO 604 MPa -
Deformation under load 100 Mpa-24 hr- RT - % -
Poisson relationship Abs 0,42

(1) For a tension-free resistance of 5000 h: approximate reduction of the value in 1000 hours to 50% of the tensile strength. (2) Stabilized in air at 50% relative humidity. (*) Drying / stabilizing in the atmosphere 50% HR -23 ° C. (**) Stabilizing in the atmosphere 50% HR -23 ° C. (***) Resistance to UV exposure is achieved with pigmentation or specific additive. (****) Bonding and painting are possible after a special surface treatment. The data shown in this table have been determined in our laboratories and should only be considered as a useful reference; They did not commit for us in the different forms of application. As a result of our technological experience and our best knowledge, the data offers an initial evaluation of the polymer. This data cannot be applied to finished parts as obtained under specific conditions and is only an average value. Values should be considered a useful reference and are given without compromise.


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