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Product Overview

  • Very good wear and abrasion resistance
  • High impact strength, even at low temperatures (particularly UHMW-PE)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Excellent release properties
  • Very low water absorption
  • Moderate mechanical strength, stiffness and creep resistance
  • Very good electrical insulating and dielectric properties (except static dissipative grades)
  • Excellent machinability
  • Physiologically inert (several grades are suitable for food contact)
  • Good resistance to high energy radiation (gamma- and X-rays)
  • Not self-extinguishing

TIVAR® is the brand name of Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials for its extensive range of virgin, partially reprocessed, colored or modified Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene stock shapes, manufactured by compression moulding or extrusion.

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials focuses on innovation by modification of TIVAR 1000 standard materials in order to meet specific market requirements.

TIVAR® 1000

Product Details

TIVAR 1000 exhibits a very well balanced property profile. It combines a very good wear and abrasion resistance with an outstanding impact strength, even at temperatures below -200°C.

TIVAR 1000 natural and TIVAR 1000 green 3010 (plates) are available as "Food Grades".

TIVAR® 1000 antistatic

Product Details

By incorporating an effective carbon black grade, TIVAR 1000 antistatic offers the electrostatic dissipative properties often required for PE-UHMW components operating at high line speeds and conveying rates, maintaining the inherent key characteristics of PE-UHMW.

TIVAR 1000 antistatic (plates) is available as a "Food Grade".


Product Details

This grade, partially composed of reprocessed PE-UHMW material, has an overall lower property level than the virgin TIVAR 1000 and a lower cost. Compared with virgin PE 500, however, it has a much better impact strength and wear resistance. Our TIVAR ECO grade shows a favorable price-performance ratio for applications in many kinds of industries with less demanding requirements.

PE 500

Product Details

In less demanding applications with respect to wear and impact resistance, PE 500 may present an economical alternative to the TIVAR® standard grades.
It is a versatile polyethylene grade used mainly in the food industry (meat and fish processing) but is also employed in all kinds of mechanical, chemical and electrical applications.

PE 500 natural and PE 500 blue 7020 (plates) are available as "Food Grades".

Case Studies

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