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U.H.M.W.P.E.

Ultra high molecular weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)is Polyethylene with a molecular weight numbering in the millions, usually between 3.1 and 5.67 million. The high molecular weight results in less efficient packing of the chains into the crystal structure as evidenced by densities of less than high density Polyethylene (for example, 0.9300.935 g/cm3). The high molecular weight results in a very tough material. UHMWPE can be made through any catalyst technology, although Ziegler catalysts are most common. Because of its outstanding toughness and its cut, wear and excellent chemical resistance, UHMWPE is used in a wide diversity of applications. These include can and bottle handling machine parts, moving parts on weaving machines, bearings, gears, artificial joints, edge protection on ice rinks and butchers' chopping boards. It competes with Aramid in bulletproof vests, under the tradenames Spectra and Dyneema, and is commonly used for the construction of articular portions of implants used for hip and knee replacements.

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Glossary of Extrusion Materials & Terms

A.B.S.
Acrylic
Altec
Chemical Hose
Coextrusion
Compression Set
Cord
Cutting
D.E.H.P.-free PVC
D.O.P.-free PVC
Die
Dioctyl phthalate-free PVC
E.P.D.M.
Elastomer
Extruder
Extrusion
F.E.P.
F.K.M.
F.V.M.Q.
Flouroelastomer
Flourosilicone
Fluorocarbon
Fluoroelastomer
Fluoropolymer
Fluorosilicone
Gaskets
H.D.P.E.
Hose
L.D.P.E.
L.L.D.P.E.
M.D.P.E.
Masterbatch
Medical Tubing
N.B.R.
Natural Rubber
Neoprene
Nitrile P.V.C.
Nitrile Rubber
Nylon 12
Nylon 6
Nylon 66
P.A.
P.B.T.
P.C.
P.E.T.
P.E.X.
P.F.A.
P.M.M.A.
P.P.
P.T.F.E.
P.U.
P.U.R.
P.V.C.
P.V.C.U.
Peristaltic Pump Tubing
Peroxide Cured Silicone
Phthalate-free PVC
Pin
Plastic
Plasticiser
Platinum Cured Silicone
Polyamide
Polycarbonate
Polychloroprene
Polyester
Polyethylene
Polymer
Polyolefin
Polypropylene
Polythene
Polyurethane
PolyVinylChloride
Profile
Quality Assurance
Rigid P.V.C.
Rubber
S.P.C.
Santoprene
Seals
Silicon Rubber
Silicone Rubber
Strip
Synthetic Rubber
T.P.E.
Teflon
Thermoplastic
Thermoplastic Elastomer
Thermoplastic Rubber
Thermoset
Tubing
U.H.M.W.P.E.
U.P.V.C.
V.L.D.P.E.
Vacuum sizing
Vinyl
Viton
X.L.P.E.