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Polyethylene, UHMW fibers is used in armor, especially personal armor, vehicle armor, climbing equipments, fishing line, bow strings and cut-resistant gloves. Its sheet is used as synthetic ice in ice rinks . In medical field, it is considered as a vital biomaterial used in hip, knee, for spine implants. It is also used in the production of polyvinyl chloride windows and doors, hydraulic seals and bearings.
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