UHMW-PE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Sheet) is a super engineering plastic that is probably not as well known as some other engineering plastics but can out perform its relatives in a number of important areas.
Properties of UHMWPE Sheet
UHMWPE Sheet has a few very important properties and the first would be its incredible resistance to abrasion. UHMWPE can out perform almost any engineering plastic for abrasion resistance and UHMWPE is probably one of the best materials for lining chutes and hoppers for products such as sand, concrete or any other highly abrasive moving product. Another important property of UHMWPE Sheet is it's incredibly low co-efficient of friction, this is one of the lowest of all engineering plastics and will produce components with a very high life span with very low drag. UHMWPE Sheet is resistant to many dilute acids, solvents and cleaning agents.
Size availability of UHMWPE Sheet
UHMWPE Sheet is commercially available in two common sizes of 2000mm X 1000mm and 3000mm X 1500mm, UHMWPE Sheet is available in thicknesses ranging from 2mm thick up to and including 120mm thick. UHMWPE Sheet is available in natural which can also be described as white and then two other colours which are black and green. These two latter colours are usually slightly more expensive than natural grade.
Technical index of UHMW-PE:
|Item||Unit||Index value||Testing method|
|Elongation at break||%||300||D638|
|Vicat softening point||°C||134||D1525|
|Thermo deformation temperature||°C||85||D648|