HWMPE PE500 high molecular weight polyethylene

HMWPE PE500

HMWPE PE500 (High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is a general-purpose polyethylene with excellent mechanical properties suitable to less demanding applications that would otherwise require UHMWPE. Offering rigidity, creep, moisture & crack resistance even at low temperatures, HMWPE PE500 is a great material choice for parts where some impact & abrasion resistance is beneficial but not the main requirement.

  • High impact strength even at low temperatures
  • Very good wear and abrasion resistance
  • Economical alternative to UHMWPE
Download Specs

Availability

Rod

10mm to 380mm OD

Tube

N/A

Sheet

0.8mm to 400mm Thick

Colours

Natural & Black. Colours on request

Modified Grades

Yes. Reprocessed or anti-static grades.

Cut to Size

Yes, however some grades have minimum order quantity

Features

UHMWPE, HMWPE or HDPE?

For a super tough material with exceptional impact & wear resistance UHMWPE is the best choice for impact & wear applications. For a great general-purpose material with less impact & wear resistance but increased hardness, HMWPE PE500 is a good choice. For the hardest & most rigid of the three materials with specialty grades such as cutting board, HDPE is a cheap, versatile option.

Key Benefits

HMWPE PE500 is lightweight & durable, doesn’t absorb water & is a good electrical insulator. It offers superior wear resistance & high impact strength when compared to HDPE. HMWPE has excellent non-stick properties at a cheaper price point than UHMWPE. Widely used in mechanical, electrical and chemical industries. FDA & EU10/2011 food grade compliant materials are available for applications that demand it.

Applications

With good machinability, HMWPE PE500 is able to be machined into a range of custom parts. HMWPE is suitable for a range of applications such as bin liners, sprockets, FDA parts, wear pads, chutes, scrapers, machined parts, star wheels, table tops, guides & fixtures, food preparation boards and many more.

HMWPE PE500 Properties

Long Term Service Temp
Temperature - Long Term Service Temp-50ºC to +90ºC
Moisture Absorption
Nil - Moisture Absorption
UV Stable
Yes & No - UV Stable
Compressive Strength
Low - Compressive Strength
Impact Strength
High - Impact Strength
Tensile Strength
Low - Tensile Strength
Coefficient of Friction
Low - Coefficient of Friction
Abrasion Resistance
High - Abrasion Resistance
Cost
Low - Cost

Product Range

Product TypeIndustry ApplicationsAvailable Products & Notes
HMWPE PE500Cutting Boards for Meat & Fish
Machine Parts for Food Industry
Food Industry
Gears & Rollers
Impact Strips
Foodstuff Moulds
Guides & Fixtures
Protection Strips
Butchers Blocks
Dough Scrapers
Electrical Insulators
Plus many more
Rod & Sheet
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