High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

RCH® 500 High Molecular Weight HMW-PE is a highly versatile, high-molecular weight plastic that is ideal for many orthotic applications. It has a forming temperature between +160°C to 170°C , is suited for deep-drawing and is both malleable and weldable. RCH® 500 is commonly used for ankle foot orthoses, body jackets and upper limborthoses.

Product Information

Material Properties

  • Forming temperature between +160°C to 170°C
  • Ideal material for applications requiring excellent sliding properties and wear resistance
  • Suited for deep-drawing
  • Malleable and weldable

Available Geometries

RCH® 500 HMW-PE stock shapes encompass a range of standard sizes in the following geometries: Plate


Available Colors

RCH® 500 HMW-PE stock shapes come in the following colors: Natural, Blue, Red, Black, Beige

Regional Availability

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


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