Cross-linked polyethylene


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Cross-linked polyethylene

Specialized type of polyethylene plastic that is strengthened by cross-linking, that is, chemical bonds formed in addition to the usual bonds in the polymerization process. Primarily used as tubing for hot and cold water distribution and radiant-floor heating.
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Joint, For 25-Kv, Premolded, Dc Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulated, Single Conductor, 3,000 Kcmil To 3,000 Kcmil Transition, Sumitomo Copper Cable.
Standard cross-linked polyethylene, vitamin-E cross-linked polyethylene, carbon fiber PEEK, and titanium carbide all are new materials that require additional tests such as third-body wear testing, particulate analysis, particle counts, morphology, and leaching studies (traditional polyethylene bearing surfaces do not require these tests).
Highly cross-linked polyethylene in posterior-stabilized total knee arthroplasty: in vitro performance evaluation of wear, delamination, and tibial post durability.
The blue represents insulation cross-linked polyethylene XLPE, shows that elongation at break is about 270 %.
Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing was laid into the concrete slab for solar in-floor radiant heating.
In recent years, the hospital also developed the now widely used hip replacement materials known as highly cross-linked polyethylene, to allow hip replacements to last far longer than they did in the past.
The company says its industry-leading adhesive chemistry, combined with a state-of-the-art cross-linked polyethylene backing, has resulted in the K-60 product.
The Vent-Card panel range is an industry-first, featuring a cross-linked polyethylene foam back with various options that allow customers to customise the product.
The Plastics Pipe Institute provides similar information on other plastics including high density polyethylene (HDPE) the black water line often strung over the ground as a "temporary fix," corrugated plastic drain pipe, and cross-linked polyethylene or "PEX" which is used for hot and cold water applications in buildings and is resistant to freezing.
The tubing is made from a material called "pex" which stands for cross-linked polyethylene, an extremely tough and durable form of polyethylene that was developed in Europe about 35 years ago.
Company introduces high density, cross-linked polyethylene, vertical storage tanks designed to store corrosive and hazardous materials, as well as temperature sensitive liquids, The tanks are thick and durable and available in many sizes and also in conical and horizontal configurations, They all feature one-piece seamless construction and are chemical and corrosion resistant.
The testing arm of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has declared that cross-linked polyethylene meets the standards for pipes carrying hot and cold drinking water set by the American Society for Testing and Materials.