434264

Sigma-Aldrich

Polyethylene

Ultra-high molecular weight, surface-modified, powder, 125 μm avg. part. size

Linear Formula:
H(CH2CH2)nH
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

form

powder

mol wt

(Ultra-high molecular weight)

avg. part. size

125 μm

mp

146 °C

transition temp

Tm (DSC) 146 °C (at peak)

density

0.94 g/mL at 25 °C

InChI

1S/C2H4/c1-2/h1-2H2

InChI key

VGGSQFUCUMXWEO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Additive to unsaturated polyesters, epoxides and other polymers to impart the unique properties of UHMWPE. Used in industrial parts, coatings and wear surfaces at 10-40 wt. %.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

Polar surface groups assist chemical and physical bonding to matrix material. Contributes superior abrasion resistance, reduced coefficient of friction, enhanced tear strength and improved moisture resistance. Easier to process in particle form than molten UHMWPE.

Physical form

Particle surface is oxidized to contain acid and hydroxy groups.

storage_class_code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Maria C S Inacio et al.
Acta orthopaedica, 84(2), 145-152 (2013-03-15)
There is no substantial clinical evidence for the superiority of alternative bearings in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We compared the short-term revision risk in alternative surface bearing knees (oxidized zirconium (OZ) femoral implants or highly crosslinked polyethylene (HXLPE) inserts) with...
Eliandra Mirlei Rossi et al.
Journal of infection in developing countries, 7(3), 229-234 (2013-03-16)
Contaminated sponges might lead to cross-contamination in kitchens since they can transfer microorganisms to surfaces where microorganisms can survive for hours or days and contaminate food. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the transfer and the survival...
Morteza Meftah et al.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 95(13), 1193-1197 (2013-07-05)
Ceramic femoral heads produce less wear of the opposing polyethylene than do metal femoral heads in wear simulation studies. This is a matched-pair analysis of the wear of ceramic and metal femoral heads on conventional polyethylene in uncemented total hip...
Alicia E Leadford et al.
Pediatrics, 132(1), e128-e134 (2013-06-05)
Hypothermia contributes to neonatal mortality and morbidity, especially in preterm and low birth weight infants in developing countries. Plastic bags covering the trunk and extremities of very low birth weight infants reduces hypothermia. This technique has not been studied in...
Kelly M Seymour et al.
Journal of biomechanical engineering, 135(2), 021017-021017 (2013-03-01)
Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, or ultra high), a frequently used material in orthopedic joint replacements, is often the cause of joint failure due to wear, fatigue, or fracture. These mechanical failures have been related to ultra high's strength...

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