News about UHMWPE

In recent years, the global demand for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers has continued to grow, and industry competition has become increasingly fierce. Relevant statistics show that in 2020, the total global production capacity of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers will be approximately 65,600 tons.

In the United States, Japan, Europe and other countries and regions, it has been widely used in many fields such as weapon research and development, aerospace, navigation, electronics, shipbuilding, building materials, sports, and medical care. The special parachute rope for aerospace and aviation made of it has high strength, light weight and strong tear resistance; aerospace radome, X-ray machine workbench, safety shield, shock-resistant container, etc. made of its reinforced material The product not only has high strength and light weight, but also has good dielectric properties and excellent high-frequency sonar permeability. Bulletproof products such as helmets, bulletproof clothing, and bulletproof vests made of them are light in weight and high in strength.




In the “Guiding Catalogue for the First Batch Application Demonstration of Key New Materials” issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in November 2019, high-performance fibers such as ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, high-performance carbon fibers, aramid and products that meet relevant performance requirements will be included. And composite materials are listed as “key strategic materials.”

The epidemic has led to a drop in short-term demand for products. Coupled with fierce market competition, my country’s product prices will drop as a whole in 2020. With the gradual recovery of the international shipping business, orders for foreign marine ropes have increased, the amount of gloves in the field has increased significantly, and energy is in short supply. In the second half of 2021, my country’s product prices have risen sharply, and products are in short supply.

Since 2000, my country’s industrialization in this field has been advancing rapidly, with continuous breakthroughs in technological level, continuous expansion of industrial scale, and continuous improvement of product quality. In recent years, our company has developed fine denier UHMWPE fiber, high-strength UHMWPE fiber, non-ferrous UHMWPE fiber and other products. The series of products have been widely used in ship, bulletproof armor, body armor, cable covers, cross-sea bridges, cut-resistant and thermally conductive textiles and other fields.

Post time: Jun-06-2022