Introduction of UHMW
Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW) is an advanced thermoplastic material known for its exceptional strength, abrasion resistance, and self-lubricating properties. UHMW belongs to the polyethylene family of polymers and is characterized by its extremely high molecular weight, which imparts unique mechanical and chemical attributes. It is produced through the polymerization of ethylene monomers with controlled processes to achieve the desired molecular weight.
UHMW stands for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, which is a type of high-performance thermoplastic material. Here is the UHMW properties table.
Shrinkage Rate (%)
R60 – R65
Tensile Strength at Yield (MPa)
20 – 40
Elongation at Break (%)
300 – 500
Flexural Modulus (GPa)
0.70 – 1
Flexural Strength (MPa)
30 – 40
Drying Temperature (°C)
Drying Time (hrs)
Melt Temperature (°C)
135 – 140
Mold Temperature (°C)
Ambient or 40-50
FAQ About UHMW Plastic Material
UHMW offers exceptional wear resistance, low friction, impact strength, chemical resistance, and self-lubricating properties.
UHMW is not commonly used in injection molding due to its unique properties and processing challenges.
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