Your Cart is Empty

UHMWPE | Definition


Ul-TRA hI mo-LEC-u-lar wat pol-ee-eth-el-een

13 syllables 



Stands for Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight-Polyethylene. Used often in fabrics and rope, ballistics/defense, PPE and medical applications.

UHMWPE fiber is known for its strength-to-weight ratio, cut resistance, water resistance and low UV penetrability. Examples of branded UHMWPE fibers include Dyneema and Spectra.


Associated Products:

Dyneema® Products

Challenge Ultra

3.9 oz Venom™ TPU


Glossary Category:

Fabric Finishing

5.3 UL Venom™ Stretch Mesh