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UHMWPE Typical Properties

Specific Gravity, 73°F .944  
Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F 3250 psi
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F 155,900 psi
Tensile Elongation (at break), 73°F 330 %
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity 107,900 psi
Compresive Strength at 2% deformation 400 psi
Compressive Strength 10% Deformation 1200 psi
Deformation Under Load 6-8 %
Compressive Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F 69,650 psi
Hardness, Durometer (Shore "D" scale) 69  
Izod Impact, Notched @ 73°F 30 ft.lbs./in. of notch
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Static .17  
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Dynamic .14  
Sand Wheel Wear/Abrasion Test 95 UHMW=100
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion 11.0 in/in/°F x 10-5
Melting Point (Crystaline Peak) 279-289 °F
Volume Resistivity >1015 ohm-cm
Surface Resistivity >1015 ohm-cm
Water Absorption, Immersion 24 Hours Nil %
Water Absorption, Immersion Saturation Nil %
Machinability Rating 5 1 = easy, 10 = difficult
Sheet Thickness Availability (Off the Shelf) .250 - 2.0 inches