PE 1000 - polyethylene

UHMW-PE – Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene

PE 1000 - polyethylene

PE 1000 is a pure, unmixed ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) with a molecular weight of 4.4–9.2 million g/mol. Of the polyethylene plastics, it has the lowest coefficient of friction and the greatest impact strength, dimensional accuracy and wear‑resistance. This material is well suited to applications that require good wear resistance and low surface friction. We deliver PE 1000 as plastic sheets and rods.

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 0.948 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass ~ 3 106 g/mol
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) ≤ 0.01 % DIN EN ISO 62
Combustibility HB UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity >950 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength >16 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break N/A
Tensile strength at break >25 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Flexural modulus MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Flexural strength N/A
Compressive modulus N/A
Compressive strength, 1%/2% N/A
Impact strength (Charpy) N/A
Notch impact strength (Charpy) >96 kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) 39 MPa ISO 2039-1
Toughness (Shore D) ~ 66 Sh D DIN EN ISO 868
Wear-resistance ~ 103 % Sand-Slurry
Coefficient of friction (against steel) ~ 0,2 μ
Thermal properties
  Value Unit Test method
Glass-transition temperature °C DIN 53765
Melting point °C DIN 53765
Operating temperature (instantaneous) °C
Operating temperature (continuous) + 80 °C
Operating temperature (minimum) - 200 °C
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C 20 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C 20 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Specific heat capacity J/(g×K) ISO 22007-4:2008
Thermal conductivity 0.30 W/(m×K) ISO 22007-4:2008
Electrical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Surface resistivity ≥1013 DIN IEC 60093
Resistivity ≥1015 Ω×cm DIN IEC 60093
Dielectric strength 55 kV/mm DIN EN 60243-1
CTI value N/A
Optical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Light transmittance N/A
Refractive index N/A
Optical errors N/A
Abrasion-resistance, 100 rotations with 500 g N/A

Additional downloads

Delivery selection plastic sheets 1,000×2,000 mm, plastic sheets 1,000×3,000 mm, plastic sheets 1,220×2,000 mm, plastic sheets 1,220×3,000 mm, plastic sheets 1,000×6,000 mm, plastic sheets 1,260×10,200 mm, plastic sheets 2,000×6,000 mm, plastic bars 20–200 mm, L = 2,000 mm, plastic bars 250 or 300 mm, L = 1,000 mm (grey)
Specific gravity 0.948 g/cm3
Service temperature - 200 … + 80 °C
Price category € (€3–7/kg)

Special properties

  • excellent wear-resistance
  • good sliding characteristics
  • low coefficient of friction
  • high tensile strength at break
  • good notch-break strength, absorption of shocks and vibration
  • ease of machining
  • suitability for contact with foodstuffs in accordance with the EU directive 2002/72/EC and FDA regulations 21CFR177.1520 and 1CFR178.3297


slide rails, controls, doctor blades, chopping boards, mechanical engineering

Standard colours

black, natural, green

Special colours

RAL K7, minimum order quantities on the basis of colour

Premade pieces


Commonly known brands

MURDOTEC® 1000, OKULEN 1000, ORBILAN PE 1000, Polystone® M, RCH 1000, ROBALON®-W, St 1000®, TIVAR® 1000, dehoplast® PE-1000