Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Plastic Material PropertiesDatasheet and plastic material properties about Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene on Plastixportal.
Light weight (1/8 the weight of mild steel), high in tensile strength, and as simple to machine as wood, UHMW PE is the ideal material for many wear parts in machinery and equipment as well as a superb lining in material handling systems and storage containers. UHMW PE is self-lubricating, shatter resistant, long-wearing, abrasion and corrosion resistant. It meets FDA and USDA acceptance for food and pharmaceutical equipment and is a good performer in applications up to 180 °F (82 °C) or when periodically cleaned with live steam or boiling water to sterilize.
|ASTM or UL test||Property||UHMW|
|D570||Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%)||0|
|D638||Tensile Strength (psi)||3,100|
|D638||Tensile Modulus (psi)||125,000|
|D638||Tensile Elongation at Yield (%)||-|
|D790||Flexural Strength (psi)||-|
|D790||Flexural Modulus (psi)||125,000|
|D695||Compressive Strength (psi)||2,000|
|D695||Compressive Modulus (psi)||-|
|D785||Hardness, Shore D||D62-D66|
|D256||IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in)||No Break|
|D696||Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
|D648||Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 66 psi
at 264 psi
203 / 95
180 / 82
||Approx. Melting Temperature (°F / °C)||280 / 138|
||Max Operating Temp (°F / °C)||180 / 82|
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)
|D149||Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick||900|
|D150||Dielectric Constant at 1 kHz||2.30-2.35|
|D150||Dissipation Factor at 1 kHz||0.0002|
|D257||Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) at 50% RH||1018|
|D495||Arc Resistance (sec)||250-350|
NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.
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