PE 1000 ATEX - polyethylene

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

PE 1000 ATEX - polyethylene

PE 1000 ATEX is an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (approx. 9.2 million g/mol). The material is specifically designed for applications that require ATEX certification, making it suitable for use in equipment installed in an environment with an explosive atmosphere. PE 1000 ATEX has been approved by TÜV Nord (test record no. YEX 550794). We deliver PE 1000 ATEX as sheets and rods.

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 0.982 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass ~9.2 106 g/mol
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) N/A
Weather-resistance good
Combustibility HB UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety no
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity N/A
Tensile strength 25 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break N/A
Tensile strength at break 350 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Flexural modulus 700 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) >70–130 kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) 38 MPa ISO 2039-1
Toughness (Shore D) 64–70 Sh D DIN EN ISO 868
Wear-resistance ~110 % Sand-Slurry
Coefficient of friction (against steel) 0.25 μ
Thermal properties
  Value Unit Test method
Glass-transition temperature 80 °C DIN 53765
Melting point 130 °C DIN 53765
Operating temperature (instantaneous) +100 °C
Operating temperature (continuous) 80 °C
Operating temperature (minimum) -200 °C
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C N/A
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C 20 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Specific heat capacity 1.8 J/(g×K) ISO 22007-4:2008
Thermal conductivity 0.42 W/(m×K) ISO 22007-4:2008
Electrical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Surface resistivity ≥109 DIN IEC 60093
Resistivity ≥108 Ω×cm DIN IEC 60093
Dielectric strength N/A
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, plastic rods
Specific gravity 0.982 g/cm3
Service temperature -200 … 80 °C
Price category €€ (€8–25/kg)

Special properties

  • for environments with an explosive atmosphere (ATEX)
  • electrical conductivity
  • good resistance to wear
  • high tensile and impact strength
  • good resistance to low temperatures


explosion-resistant equipment for chemical industry and power plants, mechanical design, transport and conveyor systems

Standard colours


Premade pieces


Commonly known brands

St 4000® ATEX