High molecular weight low pressure polyethylene, virgin material (molecular weight approx 500.000 g/mol.)
Thanks to this materials characteristics, quality and price, is the first choice for many applications.
Particularly in the food industry and in sports centre construction, HMWPE does an excellent job with its impact strength and insulating properties – and at a competitive price.

HMWPE complies in full with all applicable regulations for contact with food. In addition to its use as a cutting board, as lining or as impact protection, it is also useful for applications in machine construction.

It is also available with regenerated materials.


Property Unit of measure Value
Tensile StrengthMpa27
Elongation at Break%>50
Modulus of ElasticityMPa1350
Impact Strengthkj/m²20
Compressive StrengthMPa
Shear StrengthMPa
Shore HardnessD Scale65
Co-efficient of Frictionμ0.20
Water Absorption @ 23 Deg C%0.01
Service Temperature IntermittentᵒC120
Service Temperature ContinuousᵒC80
Melting pointᵒC135
Thermal ConductivityW/m.ᵒC0.4
Dielectric StrengthkV/mm45
Volume ResistivityΩ.cm>10¹⁴
Surface Resistivity>10¹³
Arc ResistanceSec