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This PE-UHMW grade with extremely high degree of polymerisation contains a metal detectable additive with does hardly affect the inherent PE-UHMW key properties. TIVAR MD presents excellent toughness and impact strength, an even improved wear and abrasion resistance when compared with TIVAR 1000, and it also features a food contact compliant composition (FDA and 3A-Sanitary-Dairy-Standard compliant). TIVAR MD has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be traced by the conventional metal detection systems installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs (results may vary depending on the sensitivity of the metal detection system used).

Brand Names

  • Tivar® MD

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Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

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Sheet 3/8″ – 4″ TH 48 x 96 CTS Gray

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Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density g/cm³ 0.995
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % <0.1
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Stress at Yield MPa 19
Comprehensive Stress at 1/2/5 % nominal strain MPa 7/11.5/18
Ball Indentation Hardness
Shore Hardness 62
Charpy Impact Strength notched kJ/m² 90P
Charpy Impact Strength unnotched kJ/m² 105
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion m/m(K.m) 200 x 10⁻⁶
Thermal Conductivity °C 0.40
Melting Temperature °C 135
Vicat softening temperature °C 82
Min. Servicing Temperature °C -150

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.

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