About Tenesta®


TENESTA® is a High-Modulus Polyethylene, often referred to as UHMWPE (Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene), is a type of polyethylene with an extraordinarily high molecular weight. Its molecular structure consists of long chains of ethylene monomer units, but what sets HMPE apart is its advanced processing techniques that lead to superior properties.

High Strength

HMPE offers outstanding tensile strength, it is the strongest fiber in the world, making it resistant to wear, impact, and abrasion. It’s a top choice for applications where durability is crucial.

Low Density

HMPE is lightweight due to its low density, making it perfect for situations where weight reduction is essential. It’s commonly used in aerospace and marine applications to reduce overall vehicle weight. Even more, it floats on water!

Chemical Resistance

HMPE is resistant to many chemicals, making it a reliable option in environments with aggressive substances.

UV Resistance

HMPE is highly resistant to UV radiation, making it a great choice for outdoor applications where long-term exposure to sunlight is a concern.

High Modulus

HMPE exhibits an exceptional tensile modulus, making it one of the stiffest materials available. It can withstand high levels of stress without deformation, making it ideal for applications where strength and rigidity are critical.

Advantages of TENESTA®

  • Over Steel
    HMPE is a material that is eight times lighter than steel, yet stronger than its counterpart. Its high strength-to-weight ratio makes it an ideal candidate for applications that require materials with both strength and lightness. Unlike steel, HMPE is also resistant to corrosion, making it a perfect fit for use in harsh environments where steel would be vulnerable to rust.
  • Over Aramid Fiber
    HMPE is 1.5 times lighter than its counterpart, with a low density and high strength-to-weight ratio. HMPE is also highly resistant to chemicals, ensuring long-lasting durability. The exceptional tensile strength of HMPE allows it to withstand even the most significant pulling forces. Aramid fibers, on the other hand, may deteriorate when exposed to strong acids or alkalis, despite being known for their chemical resistance.