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LUBMER™ High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Characteristics

The principal properties of LUBMER™ are:

Sliding Properties

Due to LUBMER's extremely low friction property, LUBMER is a good alternative to fluoropolymers, where the improvement of wear resistance and reduced cost is required. LUBMER provides many solutions and opportunities in sliding applications against various materials.


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Abrasion Resistance

The abrasion resistance of LUBMER is superior to POM and PA. LUBMER especially shows low friction and excellent adhesive wear resistance.



Sand Wear Volume of LUBMER™, POM and PA 


Spiral Flow and Sand Wear Volume of LUBMER™ By Grades


Relationship Between Friction Coefficient and Abrasive Wear Resistance



Chemical Resistance

LUBMER has good chemical resistance and dimensional stability relative to comparable chemical materials. LUBMER can withstand alcohols, sulfuric acids, oils, hydrogen peroxide, phosphoric acid and alkalis well, but problems occur with halogenated hydrocarbons and nitric acids. The resistance of LUBMER to foodstuffs is generally excellent, with only a few exceptions. Therefore, LUBMER is a good candidate to be used in food-contact applications where a combination of self-lubricity and wear resistance is required. For more information on this High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, please contact us.

Noiseless Properties

When LUBMER is used in sound proofing applications, its good noise absorption qualities significantly contribute to reducing operating and impact noises.

Electrical Insulating Properties

As with other polyolefins, LUBMER has excellent electrical insulating properties.

Food Safety

Some grades of LUBMER High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fit in with the food sanitation rules and the material is formaldehyde free.


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