Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) is an exceptional new material that is gaining ground in various industries due to its characteristics and multitude of applications.
UHMWPE, what is it
UHMWPE is a type of polyethylene with an extremely high molecular mass, which gives it unique and fascinating properties.
- Exceptional impact, wear, tensile and abrasion resistance.
- Low density and friction for smooth movement.
- Excellent chemical resistance.
- Low water absorption coefficient.
- Ease of processing.
These are just some of the outstanding properties of UHMWPE. It is a versatile material used in a wide range of services, such as the manufacture of industrial components, bearings, gears, chute liners, medical implants and sports equipment.
It has excellent technical performance, from medical applications to industrial engineering, UHMWPE offers outstanding performance and durability. However, due to its high viscosity and extremely low shear rate, it is very difficult to process and form.
Main UHMWPE processing methods
- Compression sintering
- Blow molding
In Gestión de Compras we have the capacity to supply finished product of UHMW material, as well as the equipment (extruders) or the necessary technology. Do not hesitate to contact us to develop your next industrial project.
HIGH TORQUE transmission (distribution box) with a single shaft torque coefficient of up to 19.9 Nm/cm3, ensuring power supply for low temperature plasticizing.
Characteristic structure of plasticizing peristaltic rotor. It avoids the shear plasticization of UHMWPE and adopts the technology of rheological plasticization by traction, which promotes the extension of polymer groups.
Unique extrusion mold and process technology. Improves the viscosity of the metal surface of the mold with respect to the UHMWPE melt, ensuring smooth extrusion of the melt with little or no additives.
Most common applications of UHMWPE