Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a type of polyolefin that is composed of very long chains of polyethylene with a very high quality of parallel orientation and high level of crystallinity. The extremely long polymer chains enable load transfer by strengthening intermolecular interactions. UHMWPE fibers are manufactured in a gel spinning process.
At present, there are two leading manufacturers of the best UHMWPE fibers: DSM™ and Honeywell™. However, in most conditions of the usage, the UHMWPE fibers made in China are good enough with similar physical and chemical performance. With about 80% performance achieved to Leading products, the PRICE is more affordable. So it’s a smart choice of you to select the fiber that F&L provided from the Chinese most advantaged fiber manufacturer as your products' raw material. Till now F&L has built a good relationship with UHMWPE Fiber manufacturer in huge quantities annually used, and we have already become the priority distributor of the UHMWPE fiber manufacturer.
Key Advantage of UHMWPE:
Ultra-high tensile strength,
Excellent strength to weight ratio, which means strong and light
High abrasion resistance, good cut resistance
Low specific gravity, float on water
UV stable and long-term serve in seawater
Chemically inert except for strong oxidizing acids
Resistant to fatigue & internal friction
Application of UHMWPE Fiber
Because of its numerous excellent characteristics, UHMWPE fiber shows great advantage in high performance fiber market, from mooring ropes of offshore oil field to high performance lightweight composite materials.
It plays a vital role in modern war and territories such as aviation, aerospace, maritime defense equipments.