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PE 500 (polyethylene 500)

This material is also known as PE-HMW (“high molecular weight”).

In applications where wear and impact resistance are less important, PE 500 can be a less expensive alternative to standard PE 1000 plastics. This versatile polyethylene is used in the food industry in meat and fish processing, among other applications. The molar mass is approx. 500,000 g/mol.


The properties of PE 500 are:
  • very good wear and abrasion resistance
  • high impact resistance, even at low temperatures
  • excellent chemical resistance
  • low density compared to other thermoplastics
  • low coefficient of friction
  • excellent dimensional stability
  • very low water absorption
  • moderate mechanical strength, stiffness and creep resistance
  • very good electrical insulation and dielectric properties (with the exception of static dissipative types)
  • excellent machinability
  • physiologically harmless (several types are suitable for contact with food)
  • good resistance to high-energy radiation (gamma and X-rays)
  • not self-extinguishing


PE 500 can be used in the following areas:
  • Cutting boards
  • Collision bumpers and fenders
  • Shop construction

Color variants

PE 500 is available in the following colors:
  • natural (white)
  • black
  • green
  • blue
  • red
  • yellow

Modification options

Pure recycled material as an environmentally friendly alternative.
  • PE 500 Regenerated (very low cost material)

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