UHMWPE fiber has density of 0.97g/m^3, the lightest among reinforcement fibers, 2/3 of aramid fiber and half of carbon fiber. UHMWPE fiber is also the strongest among high performance fibers. Therefore, fabric made with UHMWPE fiber is not only light but also has excellent tensile strength and tear strength. UHMWPE fiber is flexible, and absorbs energy during plastic deformation. Its ability of absorbing is 1.8 times of carbon fiber, 2.6 times of aramid fiber and 33 times of glass fiber. Compared with UD structure, fabric with woven structure can be better combined with resin, therefore is more suitable for composite reinforcement. UHMWPE fabric also has excellent properties of low temperature resistance, corrosion resistance, UV resistance, and high transmissive, bring composites better performance. It is suitable for both hard composite reinforcement and flexible composite reinforcement.
PEP-A172 TECHNICAL DATA SHEET