UHMWPE

Key Features
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent impact resistance at minus temperatures
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Key Features
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent impact resistance at minus temperatures

Overview:

Kormax UHMWPE [short for Ultra high Molecular Weight Polyeythlene] has excellent chemical resistance, good fatigue and wear resistance. Specific gravity of polyeythlene is less than 1, hence it floats in water and is easy to identify. Kormax UHMWPE has excellent impact resistance and can be used in low temperatures down to -80ºC. Most grades are non toxic and can be used in applications in direct contact with food and can be easily machined.

Material Profile

Metric Imperial
Profile Size Range Availability
Rod 7.87" see full size range In Stock
Sheet 3.15" see full size range In Stock

Physical Properties

MaterialUnitPETP Max
Tensile Strength at BreakN/mm240
Yield StrengthN/mm220
Elongation at Yield%20%
HardnessHk38MPa

Machining Allowances:

SizeTolerances
Rod
5mm – 25mm> 0.1mm – > 1.1mm
26mm – 56mm> 0.2mm – 1.3mm
60mm – 100mm> 0.4mm – 2.2mm
110mm – 150mm> 0.6mm – 4mm
160mm +> 1.0mm – 6mm
Sheet
1mm – 10mm< 0.2mm – > 1.0mm
12mm – 25mm> 0.3mm – 1.1mm
30mm – 50mm> 0.5mm – 1.2mm
60mm-100mm> 0.1mm – 1.6mm
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