Polyethylen PE

Polyethylene has gained an outstanding position among the technical polymers due to its high impact strength, even at low temperatures, its good electrical insulating properties and its low coefficient of friction. In addition, its chemical resistance against acids, bases, saline solutions, etc. has made it the material of choice in multiple applications.

General characteristics of PE are:

  • high toughness, elongation and tear, even at low temperatures
  • good chemical resistance
  • low sliding coefficient of friction
  • very low water absorption
  • restricted mechanical properties
  • poor bondability

Special characteristics of PE-HD are:

  • weldable
  • good damping properties

Special characteristics of PE-1000 are:

  • comparatively high wear resistance
  • lower service temperature, down to -150 °C

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