This chart shows the various molecular weights available in polyethylene. Enhanced performance characteristics are directly related to molecular weight. When comparing the abrasion resistance, the higher the molecular weight (I.V.) the greater the wear life. Gar-Dur®Gar-Dur® UHMW offers exceptional wear resistant properties.
Gar-Dur® is made from the highest molecular weight polyethylene that is consistently available. ASTM (D-4020/92) requirements for a product to be classified as true UHMW must be 3.1 million or greater.
Gar-Dur® is 4.2 million or greater.