Borotron® HM030 PE

High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Borotron® HM030 high molecular weight polyethylene shapes are enhanced with 3% elemental boron, which makes this grade suitable for shielding in nuclear and medical 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® HM030 HMW-PE components are often favored for use in nuclear waste disposal and detection system, nuclear material storage and transportation, radiation therapy environments, and hot cell technology applications.

Borotron® HM030 PE plastic stock shapes
Product Information

Material Properties

  • Enhanced with 3% 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® HM030 PE stock shapes encompass a range of standard sizes in the following geometries: Plate


Available Colors

Borotron® HM030 PE stock shapes come in the following colors: Natural

Regional Availability

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