Polystone UHMWPE – The Great All-Rounder

Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), is the great all-rounder in thermoplastics. It has extremely long molecular chains, with a molecular weight numbering in the millions, usually between 2 and 6 million.

Rochling Polystone UHMWPE exhibits a molecular weight of over 7 million which is significantly more than other commercial grades of UHMWPE available. This results in an extremely tough material that exhibits an impressive array of characteristics. A higher molecular weight of Polyethylene has a significant influence on important technical properties.

Polystone UHMWPE offers:

  • Highest impact strength, even at low temperatures
  • High resistance to corrosive chemicals
  • Weatherproof – Extremely low moisture absorption
  • Very low coefficient of friction
  • High dielectric resistance
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Self lubricating – No need for lubricating agents that could cause contamination
  • Highly resistant to abrasion – 15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel
  • Coefficient of friction comparable to that of Teflon, but with better abrasion resistance
  • Physiologically inert – Odourless, tasteless and non-toxic
  • Low cost per kg when compared to metal
  • Pressed and planed for optimum flatness

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