• A semi-crystalline material with excellent chemical resistance. It is able to handle organic solvents, degreasing agents and electrolytic attack.
  • Easily machinable -great for adapters and connectors.
  • Light weight
  • Self - lubricating
  • Wear, abrasion and corrosion resistant
  • Performs well up to 180 F ( 82 C )
  • Meets FDA approval


SSP Manufacturing, Inc.

Phone: 1-908-852-3125     Email: gm@sspseals.com

Data Sheet for UHMW-PE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethtylene)

Property Specification Value
Hardness ISO 868 61 +/- 3 shore D
Ball Indentation Hardness DIN 53 456 (H135/30) 5200 psi
Tensile strength ASTM D 4745-79 5800 psi
Elongation at break ASTM D 4745-79 50%
Young's Modulus DIN 53 457 98000psi
Density/Specific Gravity DIN 53479 .93 g/cm3
Compressive Strength DIN 53 455
Thermal Conductivity DIN 52 612 0.41 J x 103/m x h x K
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 23C - 200C 15 K-1 x 10-5
Coeffecient of Friction 0.25 µ
Min. Service Temperature -328 deg. F
Max. Service Temperature 176 deg. F

On an average, the molecular weight of UHMWPE is ten times higher than that of high density polyethylene resins. The have excellent wear and abrasion resistance, and are extremely durable and versatile in application. Hence, these materials are being used in several industries and applications, where a material with a lower molecular weight creates problems in application.
This material is FDA Approved (FDA CFR 21-177.2600 Compliant)
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