Funct. Mater. 2023; 30 (1): 90-93.


Comparative analysis of abrasion wear resistance of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene and basalt plastics on its basis

O.V.Yeromenko1, A.-M.V.Tomina1, Ye.A.Yeriomina1, O.V.Chernyavskyi2

1Dniprovsk State Technical University, 2 Dniprobudivska Str., 51918 Kamyanske, Ukraine
2"POLI PLAST" LLC, 160 Yaroslava Mudroho Str., 25014 Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine


A comparative analysis of the abrasive wear resistance of primary ultra-high-weight-molecular polyethylene of two different brands, OKULEN® OK 2000 (made in Germany) and ASYAPLAST®1000 (made in Turkey) is carried out in the article. It is shown that ultra-high-weight-molecular polyethylene of German production surpasses ASYAPLAST®1000 by almost 26 % in terms of wear resistance. A study of secondary ultra-high-weight-molecular polyethylene produced in Turkey was conducted and it was shown that its wear intensity is almost the same as the primary one, while the cost is 40 % lower. Developed basalt plastics based on ASYAPLAST®1000 ASYAPLAST®1000 secondary ultra-high-weight-molecular polyethylene were studied, and it was established that basalt plastic (40 mass% of fiber content) exceeds the original material by approximately 32 %, and is inferior to the primary OKULEN® OK 2000 by only 5 %.

ultra-high-weight-molecular polyethylene, wear, basalt fibers, recycling.
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