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Uhmwpe for hygienic non-toxic applications

Aug 30, 2019

Food and beverage industry

UHMWPE is non-toxic, water resistant and non-adhesive as required by the food industry. Designated as a material that can be used directly in contact with food. It can be used in conveyor lines for beer, refreshing drinks, condiments, etc. When conveying articles, it can prevent breakage of bottles and the like, reduce noise, reduce wear of conveyor belts, conveying screws, etc., and reduce power loss. It can also be used to make parts for meat, milk, and candied fruit and bread food production equipment.


UHMWPE has excellent physiological inertia and physiological adaptability. It can be used in the fields of medical contact with human body, such as heart valve, orthopedic parts, artificial joints and birth control implants, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and the Ministry of Agriculture. The clinical use of body is an ideal medical polymer material. The artificial hip and knee joint made of UHMWPE wrist and metal femur has better wear resistance and safety than PTFE. Hundreds of thousands of people in the world have accepted the replacement of such artificial joints.