Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) is the only commercially available gel-spun, self-lubricating thread. The density of the sewing thread is less than water, which make it possible to yarn float on water.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Ticket No Tex No Construction (Denier*Ply) Breaking Strength (Kg) Elongation% Recommended Needles (NM)
67 45 200*2 10.5 5-7% 100-120
45 67 200*3 14.8 5-7% 120-140
20 135 400*3 32.3 5-7% 130-160
KEY BENEFITS
  • High Cut resistance and light weight thread.
  • Highly abrasion resistance
  • Excellent resistance to UV light, chemical and water.
  • Working temperature is -150 to 100 deg. C.
  • It delivers unique properties like high tensile strength and modulus.
  • Extremely high strength to weight ratio i.e. maximum strength can be achieved with minimum weight.
  • It is 10 times stronger than high grade steel while 40% stronger than aramids.
  • It offers the best fatigue life.
  • The range of the maximum working temperature is 100 deg. C
  • It melts at 136 deg. C.
  • Limiting oxygen value(LOI) value is 18
APPLICATIONS
  • Protective cloth
  • Boat sails
  • Body armor and work wear
  • Cut-proof footwear and gloves
  • Filtration
  • Fishing Lines
  • climbing rope
  • Military equipment
  • Security bags