Borotron® HM050 HMW-PE

High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Borotron® HM050 high molecular weight polyethylene shapes are enhanced with 5% elemental boron, making this thermoplastic grade a superior solution for nuclear and medical applications requiring extreme shielding. The high hydrogen content of HMW-PE allows this grade to absorb thermal neutrons, which are then absorbed by the added boron compound. Borotron® HM050 HMW-PE components are often favored for use in nuclear waste disposal and detection systems, nuclear material storage and transportation, radiation therapy environments, and hot cell technology applications within the nuclear and medical technology markets.

Borotron® HM050 HMW-PE plastic stock shapes
Product Information

Material Properties

  • Enhanced with 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® HM050 HMW-PE stock shapes encompass a range of standard sizes in the following geometries: Plate


Available Colors

Borotron® HM050 HMW-PE stock shapes come in the following colors: Natural

Regional Availability

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