Polyethylene (PE) Typical Properties Generic UHMWPE

Product Description
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic UHMWPE

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
General  
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Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density / Specific Gravity
     
--
0.927 to 0.954
 
ASTM D792
73°F
0.929 to 0.952
g/cm³
ISO 1183
--
0.924 to 0.954
g/cm³
ASTM D1505
Apparent (Bulk) Density
     
--
0.30 to 0.45
g/cm³
ASTM D1895
--
0.44 to 0.45
g/cm³
ISO 60
Molding Shrinkage - Flow (73°F)
0.022 to 0.081
in/in
ASTM D955
Water Absorption
     
24 hr, 73°F
0.010 to 0.070
%
ASTM D570
Equilibrium, 73°F, 50% RH
0.010 to 0.011
%
ISO 62
Viscosity Number (Reduced Viscosity) (73°F)
1640.0 to 3720.0
ml/g
ISO 1628
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
     
73°F
76800 to 117000
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
72300 to 131000
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Strength
     
Yield, 73°F
2420 to 3400
psi
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
2440 to 3220
psi
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
4290 to 7760
psi
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
4350 to 6380
psi
ISO 527-2
73°F
3500 to 5800
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
2760 to 3050
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Strain
     
Yield, 73°F
12 to 14
%
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
1.2 to 480
%
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
44 to 200
%
ISO 527-2
Nominal Tensile Strain at Break (73°F)
300 to 430
%
ISO 527-2
Flexural Modulus (73°F)
69200 to 131000
psi
ASTM D790
Flexural Strength (73°F)
3000 to 7000
psi
ASTM D790
Compressive Modulus
79700 to 99900
psi
ASTM D695
Compressive Strength (73°F)
2790 to 3330
psi
ASTM D695
Coefficient of Friction
0.062 to 0.21
 
ASTM D1894
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Charpy Unnotched Impact Strength (73°F)
48 to 91
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179
Notched Izod Impact (73°F)
1.3 to 5.3
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Durometer Hardness
     
73°F
64 to 66
 
ASTM D2240
73°F
60 to 64
 
ISO 868
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
     
66 psi, Unannealed
174 to 200
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Unannealed
115 to 174
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Unannealed
100 to 106
°F
ISO 75-2/A
Vicat Softening Temperature
174 to 176
°F
ISO 306
Melting Temperature
     
--
273 to 275
°F
ISO 11357-3
--
271 to 277
°F
ASTM D3418
CLTE - Flow
     
--
5.0E-5 to 5.1E-4
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
--
1.1E-4
in/in/°F
ASTM E831, ISO 11359-2
Specific Heat (73°F)
0.454 to 0.480
Btu/lb/°F
ASTM C351
Thermal Conductivity
     
73°F
2.7 to 2.8
Btu·in/hr/ft²/°F
ASTM C177
73°F
2.8
Btu·in/hr/ft²/°F
ISO 8302
Electrical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Surface Resistivity
     
--
1.0E+3 to 2.5E+13
ohms
ASTM D257
--
1.0E+3 to 1.0E+14
ohms
IEC 60093
Volume Resistivity
     
73°F
1.5E+7 to 2.5E+14
ohms·cm
ASTM D257
73°F
1.0E+3 to 1.3E+14
ohms·cm
IEC 60093
Dielectric Strength
     
73°F
360 to 2300
V/mil
ASTM D149
73°F
1100 to 1200
V/mil
IEC 60243-1
Dielectric Constant
     
73°F
2.30 to 2.31
 
ASTM D150
73°F
2.30
 
IEC 60250
Dissipation Factor
     
73°F
-2.0E-3 to 3.9E-3
 
ASTM D150
73°F
1.0E-4 to 1.1E-4
 
IEC 60250
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.