PE 1000 R - polyethylene

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

PE 1000 R - polyethylene

PE 1000 R is a regenerated, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. It is made mainly from recycled polyethylene, which makes it more cost-efficient than UHMW-PE plastic. It is slightly less wear‑resistant than pure PE 1000 plastic. We deliver PE 1000 R polyethylene as plastic sheets.

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 0.96 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass ~3-9 106 g/mol
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) N/A
Weather-resistance poor
Combustibility HB UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity N/A
Tensile strength 27 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break N/A
Tensile strength at break 200 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Flexural modulus 900 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) >30–110 kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) 40 MPa ISO 2039-1
Toughness (Shore D) 64–68 Sh D DIN EN ISO 868
Wear-resistance ~130 % Sand-Slurry
Coefficient of friction (against steel) 0.2 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) -50 °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 ≥1015 DIN IEC 60093
Resistivity ≥1013 Ω×cm DIN IEC 60093
Dielectric strength 40 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 1,220×2,000 mm, plastic sheets 1,000×3,000 mm, plastic sheets 1,220×3,000 mm
Specific gravity 0.96 g/cm3
Service temperature -50 … 80 °C
Price category € (€3–7/kg)

Special properties

  • excellent wear-resistance
  • good sliding- and abrasion-related properties
  • good mechanical properties
  • cost-efficiency


slide rails, controls, chain slides

Standard colours

green, black

Premade pieces


Commonly known brands

A4 1000 REG, Murdotec®1000U, OKULEN 1000-REG, ORBILAN PE 1000 R, Polystone® MR, ROBALON®-R, T1000, TIVAR® ECO, dehoplast® PE-55