Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE or UHMW) is a thermoplastic.|
It is a very tough material, with the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made.
Polymerisation of UHMWPE was commercialised in the 1950s by Ruhrchemie AG.
UHMWPE powder and powder materials are produced by Ticona.
Because of its resistance to wear and impact, UHMWPE continues to find increasing industrial applications,
including the automotive and bottling sectors, and apparently also dice.