UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is a thermoplastic engineering plastic with excellent linear properties and a molecular weight of more than 1.5 million. This material has the performance of low density, good wear resistance, self-lubricating, impact resistance, corrosion resistance and so on.
UHMWPE's extremely high molecular weight (HDPE usually has a molecular weight of only 20,000 to 300,000) gives it excellent performance, and it is a moderately priced, excellent thermoplastic engineering plastic. It almost concentrates on the advantages of various plastics. UHMWPE material has unmatched wear resistance, impact resistance, self-lubrication, corrosion resistance, impact energy absorption, low temperature resistance, hygienic non-toxicity, non-adhesion, which are seldom found in common polyethylene and other engineering plastics. In fact, currently there is no single polymer material with so many excellent properties.
Application: At present, UHMWPE has been widely used in textile, paper, packaging, transportation, writing, chemical, mining, petroleum, construction, electrical, food, medical, sports and other fields, and has begun to enter the field of conventional weapons, ships, automobiles, etc.. In the future, it will expand to areas such as aerospace and atomic energy.