Mitsui Chemicals’ LUBMER™ UHMW-PE pellets and spherical powder grades HI-ZEX MILLION™ and MIPELON™, which DREYPLAS distributes, offer a range of properties close to those of fluoropolymers. Hence, in specific applications they can replace PTFE, which is more costly, in short supply and affected by the controversy around PFAS. Apart from high wear resistance and excellent sliding properties, these properties also include good chemical resistance as well as high flexibility and impact strength at low temperatures. Most of these ultra-high molecular weight PE grades meet the food-contact requirements of 1935/2004/EC or 10/2011/EC and the FDA. Advantages over many other polyolefins include very high sound damping and good electrical insulation properties.