Endumax® is made in a straightforward and sustainable process. First of all, UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) powder is compacted into a sheet. This sheet is then rolled and stretched until it reaches the right thickness (between 50 and 60μm). By doing this, the long polymer chains of the UHMWPE are aligned, giving Endumax® its excellent mechanical properties. The result is an Endumax® film of 133mm width, which can be split to create narrow films of various widths in a next step.
To make the Endumax® UD brick laminate, Endumax® films are laid next to each other to form a laminate with a maximum width of 1.6m. The UD brick laminate is cross-plied to create Endumax® SHIELD. The Endumax® manufacturing process is rounded off with an intensive quality control check.