UHMW

LENNITE® UHMW-PE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is a high performance thermoplastic polyethylene with extremely high abrasion resistance. It is highly corrosion resistant, has good chemical resistance (except to oxidizing acids) and has very low moisture absorption properties.

UHMW has a lower co-efficient of friction than nylon and acetal with good self-lubricating properties. It has impact strength, high tensile strength, and is lightweight.

Lennite has extremely low levels of residual stress and can be easily machined into complex parts.

Natural (white) is FDA compliant for direct food contact and meets USDA requirements in specific applications.

Density (lbs/in³): 
0.04
Tensile Strength (psi): 
5,600
Tensile Elongation at Break: 
390%
Flexural Modulus (psi): 
140,000