Ultra high Molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber can show its unique performance and function in the civil field. The following will introduce its applications in several major civil areas.
UHMWPE fiber can be mixed with spandex, polyester to make knitted gloves, which have good abrasion resistant and cut resistant performance, can generally meet the EN 388 standard cut resistant level 3. Knitted gloves that made from UHMWPE and fiberglass or wire, can meet EN388 cut resistant level 5.
Because of the high strength, corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance of raw materials, the service life of a pair of high performance anti-cutting glove is comparable to 500 pairs of ordinary cotton gloves. After dipping treatment, this kind of gloves with good cutting performance is usually used in metal processing, glass processing, military police and other industries that have high requirements on hand protection.
2. Home Textile
Home Textiles is a new application field of UHMWPE fiber in recent two years, the fabric has obvious cold feeling and also durable. This fabric can be used to make curtains, seat sets, mattresses, mat, quilt cover, tablecloth, tents and so on, they all have high tensile strength, can withstand strong winds. In particular, the bedding made from UHMWPE, have a very good cooling effect in the summer ,if body contacts with this fabric, the temperature can be lower than the ambient temperature of 5 ℃ or so.
Because of the strong puncture resistant function , it also can prevent animal from biting , so recently more and more people use it in clothing for pet, hound, and toys, also dog bed and so on.
The decrease in cost and price makes UHMWPE fiber no longer limited on the bulletproof vests area, but also can be used to produce ordinary clothing, such as short-sleeved T-shirts, trousers, mountaineering suits, etc. UHMWPE fiber, blending with polyester, cotton can be made into a series of summer clothes, including short-sleeved t-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, trousers, design fashion, which not only meet the aesthetic requirements, but also have abrasion resistant, cut resistant function. These garments do not absorb sweat, not smelly, when people wear it, they will feel cool and comfortable.
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