Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene UHMWPE Sheets


Nova Strong is made from UHMW-PE, a subset of thermoplastic -polyethylene. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Sheet has extremely long chains, with molecular weight numbering in the millions, usually between 2 and 6 million, strengthening intermolecular interactions resulting in the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic, very low coefficient of friction, self-lubricating, and are highly resistant to abrasion (15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel). Its coefficient of friction is significantly lower than that of Polyamide and Acetal and is comparable to that of PTFE, but UHMWPE Sheets have better abrasion resistance than PTFE.

Technical Information

PropertiesTest MethodUnitValue
Specific gravity (ρ)ISO 1183g/cm³0.93
Max. permissible service temperature%90
Lower permissible service temperature°C-150
Tensile strength at yieldISO 527Mpa>17
Tensile strength at breakISO 527Mpa>35
Elongation at breakISO 527%≥50
Notch impact strengthISO 179KJ/m2o.B.
Impact StrengthISO 179KJ/m2No Break
Modulus of elasticityISO 899Mpa680
Vicat Softening TemperatureISO 306°C80
Shore HardnessISO 868Shore- D61