Borotron® HM015 PE

High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Borotron® HM015 shapes are made from high molecular weight polyethylene that is enhanced with 1.5% elemental boron. The boron enhancement makes this grade suitable for use in medical and nuclear shielding applications. The high hydrogen content of HMW-PE allows the material to absorb thermal neutrons, which are then absorbed by the added boron compound. For these reasons, Borotron® HM015 HMW-PE components are prevalent in nuclear and medical technology.

Borotron® HM015 PE plastic stock shapes
Product Information

Material Properties

  • Enhanced with 1.5% elemental boron
  • Very good wear and abrasion resistance
  • High impact strength
  • Excellent chemical resistance  
  • Low coefficient of friction  
  • Very low water absorption
  • Excellent machinability  

Available Geometries

Borotron® HM015 PE stock shapes encompass a range of standard sizes in the following geometries: Plate


Available Colors

Borotron® HM015 PE stock shapes come in the following colors: Natural

Regional Availability

Availability of products, shapes, and colors may differ by region.


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