Borotron® UH050 PE

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Borotron® UH050 ultra high molecular weight polyethylene shapes are enhanced with 5.0% elemental boron for superior performance in extreme shielding in nuclear and medical applications. The high hydrogen content of the polyethylene allows the material to absorb thermal neutrons, which are then absorbed by the added boron compound. For these reasons, Borotron® UH050 UHMW-PE components are often favored as solutions in applications involving nuclear waste disposal and detection, nuclear material storage and transportation, radiation therapy, and hot cell technology.

Borotron® UH050 PE plastic stock shapes
Product Information

Material Properties

  • Enhanced with 5% elemental boron
  • Very good wear and abrasion resistance
  • Superior impact strength
  • Excellent chemical resistance  
  • Low coefficient of friction  
  • Very low water absorption
  • Excellent machinability  

Available Geometries

Borotron® UH050 PE stock shapes encompass a range of standard sizes in the following geometries: Plate


Available Colors

Borotron® UH050 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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