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A next generation GUR ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) with breakthrough technology was debuted at K 2013 by Celanese, this after nearly 60 years since the engineered material was first introduced at K 1955."This breakthrough technology can help manufacturers of membranes and separators achieve superior material performance and processing advantages," said Christopher Davie, Celanese strategy and marketing director - GUR, Industrial, Medical and Composites.

PlasticsToday Staff

October 25, 2013

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60 years on: The latest UHMW-PE makes it mark at K 2013

Based on in-house testing vs. grades in the existing product line, the next generation of GUR UHMW-PE ius said to:

  • Enhance performance for the separators used in lithium-ion batteries, which improves membrane puncture strength and provides greater design freedom

  • Demonstrate better gelation that is expected to provide fiber and membrane manufacturers clear processing advantages, such as increased through1put

  • Exhibit significantly higher abrasion resistance to extend life of machined parts while maintaining impact strength performance

  • Improve fiber strength and tensile properties for critical applications, such as life protection equipment or high-strength ropes

 "Trial samples will be available during the second half of 2014," Davie said. Celanese will select strategic development customers to receive samples of the next generation GUR UHMW-PE when they become available.

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