UHMW-PE Metal Detectable

UHMW-PE Metal Detectable


What is the Material: UHMW-PE Metal Detectable is a semi-crystalline material filled with a metal detectable additive.

Key Material Features: This material is beneficial in applications requiring increased food safety, while maintaining many properties of other UHMW-PE materials including wear resistance, impact resistance, corrosion and chemical resistance, low friction, and low moisture absorption.

Other Considerations: It is detectable using standard metal detection methods. Also the material is visible to systems that rely on optical inspection equipment due to the addition of blue colored pigment.


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Chemical Designation (UHMW-PE) Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
Trade Names (®, ™) Polystone M MDT
Filler Metal Detectable
Color Blue
Density (g/cm^3) 0.95 D 792


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Tensile Strength at Yield (psi) 3000 D 638
Elongation at Break (%) 320 D 638
Compression Strength: 10% Strain (psi) 3000 D 695
Hardness (D) 64 D 785


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Melting Point (°F) 271 D 3418
Deflection Temperature (°F) (264 psi) 108 D 648
Service Temperature Continuous (°F) 180
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) (in/in/°F) 2.00E-4 D 696


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Specific Surface Resistance (Ω/square) 1.00E12 D 257


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Moisture Absorption (%) (24 Hours) 0.10 D 570
Moisture Absorption (%) (Saturated) 0.10 D 570
Flammability HB
The data stated are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. The data should not be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. The information is provided as a guide to the best of our knowledge and given without obligation or liability. Testing under individual application circumstances is recommended.