Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW/PE) has an average molecular weight greater than 3,100,000 as defined by ASTM D4020 standards for UHMW/PE. UHMW/PE is a linear polyolefin that is made up extremely long chains of polyethylene, which all align in the same direction. Commercially offered resins are available from 3-6 million molecular weight, with resins in the 3.1-4.5 range having the best combination of impact strength and abrasion resistance. The molecular weight of UHMW/PE must be approximated using the solution viscosity procedure found in ASTM D4020. There are several different trade names for UHMW/PE throughout the industry. Our proprietary trade name is “Ultrex”. Properties: Excellent abrasion resistance The highest impact strength of any thermoplastic Superior chemical resistance, even to the most aggressive chemicals, including better chemical resistance than HDPE, P/U, steel and nylon Water repellent and highly-resistant to hydrolysis Biologically inert Excellent dielectric and insulating properties Stress-crack resistant Frequent applications include: Material handling, including food contact surfaces, since it is acceptable under FDA and USDA guidelines Lead-acid battery separators Medical implants Filters A wide variety of other applications

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