Regenerate

The LuxTek material polyethylene (PE)

We work with polyethylene and PE in all imaginable variations and forms. In our own production we process everything from PE-HMW (> PE 500), but we also offer products below PE 500 as well as extruded PE-LD to complement our portfolio.


Plastic (PE) Polyethylene Properties

PE-LD
  • Polyethylene (low-density)
  • Low density (between 0.915 and 0.935 g/cm3)
  • Low abrasion resistance
  • Flexible & still fracture resistant
  • Excellent electrical properties
  • Low heat resistance
  • Less expensive manufacturing process

Fields of application i.a.:

PE 300-HDPE
  • Polyethylene (high-density)
  • High density of 0.95 g/cm3
  • Average molecular mass of 300 thousand g/mole
  • High impact strength
  • Sufficient sliding properties
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Food safe
  • Good chemical resistance
  • High toughness and stiffness
  • Good cut resistance

Fields of application i.a.:

PE 500-HMWPE
  • High molecular weight polyethylene
  • Highest density of 0.96 g/cm3
  • Average molecular mass of approx. 500 thousand g/mole
  • Good sliding properties
  • Very good impact strength
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Food safe
  • Good shock and impact absorption
  • Good chemical resistance
  • High toughness and stiffness
  • Good cut resistance

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PE 1000-UHMWPE
  • Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene
  • Average density of 0.93 g/cm3
  • High molecular mass from 1 to 9 million thousand g/mole
  • Excellent impact strength
  • Very high abrasion and wear resistance
  • Very good sliding properties
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Food safe
  • Very good shock and impact absorption
  • Good chemical resistance
  • High toughness and stiffness
  • Good cut resistance

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Pressed vs. extruded plastic

We offer pressed and extruded plastics, which have different properties.

Our road plates are made of pressed plastic PE-HMW/UHMW, while our ground protection plates are made of extruded plastic PE-LD.

In the table below we explain the differences between pressed and extruded plastics.

Pressed plastic Extruded plastic
heated and compressed under several tons pressed under high pressure and temperature
medium- high molecular density low molecular density
very fracture resistant and rigid flexible and yet rigid
high load distribution lower load distribution
pure material mixture cheaper production process

Fields of application

Our materials are used in a wide variety of areas and serve a wide variety of purposes. Take a look at the wide range of possible applications for our products.

Fields of application