Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
RCH® 1000 Ultra High Molecular Weight UHMW-PE is a highly versatile, ultra-high molecular weight plastic that is ideal for many orthotic applications. It has a forming temperature of +180°C, is suited for deep-drawing and has an excellent stability. RCH® 1000 PE-UHMW is used for ankle foot orthoses, body jackets, upper limb orthoses and especially for orthopedic insoles.
Product Information

Material Properties

  • Forming temperature of +180°C
  • Ideal material for applications requiring excellent sliding properties and wear resistance
  • Suited for deep-drawing
  • Malleable and weldable
  • Used for orthotic applications

Available Geometries

RCH® 1000 UHMW-PE stock shapes encompass a range of standard sizes in the following geometries: Plate


Available Colors

RCH® 1000 UHMW-PE stock shapes come in the following colors: Natural, Beige, Red, Blue, Black

Regional Availability

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