UHMWPE washer development and application analysis

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Currently, UHMWPE used in the UHMWPE washer annual production capacity of 80,000 tons. UHMW-PE our annual production capacity of 10,000 tons. UHMW-PE world production and application has been 30 years of history. With nearly 10 years of continuous development of processing technology, its production and consumption growing : in 1989 consumption of 50 million tons, in 1995 the market volume reached 60,000 tons. Montel is the world's leading manufacturer of UHMW-PE, which in North America has an annual production capacity of 16,000 tons of the plant, in 1997 its annual production capacity from 16,000 tons to 27,000 tons. Currently, Montell has 47 % market share in North America, sales in other areas are not many. The company is currently focused on the research and development of existing products modified terms. DMS Netherlands and Japan 's Mitsui UHMW-PE production are relatively small. In addition to the production of conventional grades, but also provide special grades ( such as injection molding grades, grades and superfine fiber UHMW-PE). In 1997, the international market UHMW-PE demand is about 60,000 tons, of which 56% in North America, Western Europe accounted for 34 %. Compared with North America and Western Europe to develop a good market, UHMW-PE consumption in Asia is very small, accounting for only 10%. In Asian countries, Japan is the largest annual consumption of about 2,000 tons.

(UHMW-PE) is a new product engineering thermoplastics, it 's exactly the same molecular structure and ordinary polyethylene molecular weight polyethylene is generally common in 40,000 -12 million, while UHMWPE can reach 1 million -400 thousand. With the substantial increase in molecular weight, certain properties of the resin are mutations, such as wear resistance; impact resistance and impact strength at low temperatures remained high value and good self-lubricating. UHMW-PE can replace carbon steel, stainless steel, bronze, etc., used in the textile, paper, food machinery, transport, ceramics, coal and other fields.