MIPELON™ is a very fine particle, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene powder with a diameter range of 10µm - 30µm. More spherical particles of MIPELON contribute to enhance the lubricity as an additive for compounding of rubbers and engineering plastics as well as work as a key-element for coatings. Additionally, MIPELON is environmentally-friendly because it consists of just carbon and hydrogen without any halogenated materials. MIPELON brings revolutionary new solutions to the conventional fine powder additives market.
Small Spherical Powder
SEM Photo (MIPELON™)
SEM Photo (10µm-New MIPELON™)
UHMWPE Powder Particle Size Distribution
This fine particle ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene powder's superior abrasion resistance and self lubrication qualities make it ideal for use as a performance additive in coatings, plastics, rubbers, and other materials.
The addition of MIPELON to engineering plastics including POM and PA and general purpose resin improves their overall property composition.
Modification of Resin
When added to various rubbers and resins such as polyacetal or nylon, the material provides:
- Improved lubrication
- Enhanced abrasion resistance
- Better impact strength and chemical resistance
When mixed with fillers and pigments, this UHMWPE powder's good dispersion properties results in exceptional mechanical properties.
The benefits of MIPELON UHMWPE powder specific applications include:
- In coating materials: Improved lubrication and abrasion resistance
- In greases and lubricants: Improved lubrication and matte finish
- In rubber: Improved lubrication, abrasion resistance and chemical resistance
- In plastics: Improved lubrication and abrasion resistance
The inclusion of MIPELON yields products with superior heat and water resistance. It is also used in filtration applications due to its small particle size.
Please contact the product manager for more information on how Mitsui Chemicals can assist you with MIPELON UHMWPE powder or new product development acceleration.