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General Polyethylene, ultra high molecular weight (PE-UHMW)

Alternative and trade names
GUR®, Utec®
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Description

Unfilled, no additives.

Properties

Electrical

Dielectric constant εr

2 - 3 [-] at 20 °C

Electrical resistivity ρel

1.00E+12 - 1.00E+15 Ω·m at 20 °C

General

Density ρ

0.93 - 0.94 g/cm³ at 20 °C

Mechanical

Elastic modulus E

0.7 - 0.8 GPa at 20 °C

Elongation A

300 - 350 % at 20 °C

Impact strength, Charpy unnotched Iunnot

no break

Max allowed stress σmax

17 - 22 MPa at 20 °C

at 15-20% strain

Optical

Transparency

no

Thermal

Coefficient of thermal expansion α

1.5E-4 - 2E-4 1/K at 20 °C

Flammability

UL 94 HB

Max service temperature, long Tmaxlong

80 - 90 °C

Max service temperature, short Tmaxshort

100 - 120 °C

Melting point Tm

130 - 135 °C

Specific heat capacity cp

2000 J/(kg·K) at 20 °C

Thermal conductivity λ

0.4 W/(m·K) at 20 °C

Technological properties

Application areas

Surgical implants, protheses, screw conveyors, pulleys, gears, bushings, rolls

Processing methods

Extrusion

This material data has been provided by M-Base.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.