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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The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing dynamics of Global Cross-Linked Polyethylene Market .
For PW with an increase in the thickness of the cross-linked polyethylene insulation [[DELTA].sub.ins] with an unchanged diameter of the strand [d.sub.1], the thermal insulation resistance [R.sub.ts] increases (Fig.
Thus far, only one case report has been published of clinically relevant osteolysis in a total hip replacement with a highly cross-linked polyethylene liner.
In 52 total hip arthroplasties performed with larger diameter femoral heads (32 millimeters or larger) on highly cross-linked polyethylene (Trilogy[R], Zimmer Inc., Warsaw, Indiana), there were wear rates of 0.06 [+ or -] 0.41 mm/year at 3 years, with no polyethylene liner failures.
The blue represents insulation cross-linked polyethylene XLPE, shows that elongation at break is about 270 %.
PF1600 is a cross-linked polyethylene co-polymer foam tape formulated for high resistance and flexibility.
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 TM9616 is constructed of cross-linked polyethylene foam and MP-594 medical grade adhesive on both sides, which is formulated for sustained contact with human skin.
PEX is an acronym for cross-linked polyethylene, the resilient plastic tubing that forms the backbone of Wirsbo's AQUAPEX[R] Plumbing Systems, AQUASAFE[R] Fire Safety Systems and its dependable Radiant Floor Heating Systems.
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.