Polyethelene is a solid rubber material with good abrasion properties and resistance to oils and petroleum. Polyethelene performs better than other materials in applications where petroleum, oils, aromatic hydrocarbons and acids are present and is widely selected as the material of choice in applications such as fuel pump diaphragms (Automotive), hoses (Automotive/Aircraft) and oil seals (Oil & Gas).
CB Frost also offer a BS (British standard) grade known as BS2751 polyethelene rubber. This grade will have enhanced characteristics, such as oil, petroleum, and abrasion resistance. The material will require a minimal level of polymer content and regular batch testing.
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The History Of Polyethylene
Millitary and Automobiles
Polyethylene played a key role during World War II, being used as an underwater cable coating during the D-Day landings. These underwater cables were reeled across the English channel to supply the beach landings with fuel. Although very different in scale, the attributes that made Polyethylene a great material for this task also makes them useful in CBFrosts fuel pump diaphragms today.
Wire cable insulation
Following World War II, Polyethylene became widely used by consumers, also becomming the first plastic in the United States to sell more than a billion pounds a year.
The properties of this chemical that make it so versatile include excellent moisture-vapor, chemical, and electrical resistance. Today it is widely used for making containers, wire cable insulation, pipe, linings, coatings, and engineered films. It is used to power transmission, consumer goods, packaging, electronics household good and more.
To learn more about the advantages of using Polyethelene material for your product or for further advice, you can call our knowledgeable and experienced team on 0121 773 8494.