A subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene, UHMW (aka UHMW-PE) is characterized as one of the miracle polymers of the 20th century, UHMW’s incredible durability and versatility make it a favorite among engineers and designers in nearly every industry worldwide. The key is UHMW’s incredibly long molecular chain, which give UHMW a host of exceptional attributes such as high abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction and unparalleled impact resistance, even in cryogenic environments. Ideal for use in applications where wear and friction play a part. Industries such as material handling, food processing, automotive, railroad, agriculture, medical, printing and packaging all have numerous applications where UHMW coatings and materials can provide benefits and enhance efficiency and productivity.
Natural and reprocessed grades are still the most common. UHMW modified to meet particular application requirements through formulations with additives and fillers create special and premium grades with the enhanced desired property. Following are a few of the most common premium grades: Glass Filled, Cross-linked, UV Stabilized, Static Control: Anti-Static, MoS2 filled, Oil filled, Flame retardant and Heat Stabilized.
Tivar® Ceram P
Tivar® DS Special
Tivar® 1000 Rubber Backed
Tivar® 88 w/flame guard
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At a Glance
Generic Name Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, Unfilled
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Water Absorption, 24 hrs
Tensile Strength @break
Tensile Elongation @Break
D62 – D66
IZOD Impact Strength Notched
ft – lb/in
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10⁻⁵ in./in./°F)
Heat Deflection Temp at 66 psi
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi
Max Operating Temp
BTU – in/ft²-hr-°F
H – B
900 (1/8″ th)
2.30 – 2.35 @1kHz
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH
ohm – cm
NOTE: The property values presented above 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. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.