What is the Material: UHMW-PE Wax is a semi-crystalline material filled with a solid lubricant additive.

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

Other Considerations: This material is not ideal in applications involving drastic temperature changes and high loads.


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Chemical Designation (UHMW-PE) Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
Trade Names (®, ™) Duro-Glide
Filler Wax
Color Grey
Density (g/cm^3) 0.93 D 792


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Tensile Strength at Yield (psi) 2500 D 638
Elongation at Break (%) 350 D 638
Hardness (D) 62 D 785
Coefficient of Friction (Kinetic, 40 psi, 50 fpm) 0.10 D 3702
Coefficient of Friction (Static) 0.16 D 3702


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Melting Point (°F) 275 D 3418
Service Temperature Intermittent (°F) 176
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) (in/in/°F) 1.10E-4 D 696


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Specific Surface Resistance (Ω/square) 1.00E14 D 257
Volume Resistivity (Ω*cm) 1.00E14 D 257


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Moisture Absorption (%) (24 Hours) 0.1 D 570
Moisture Absorption (%) (Saturated) 0.1 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.