Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene provides superior resistance to corrosion from chemicals and abrasive environments like sand and slurries when compared to other thermoplastics. It also offers exceptional impact resistance, even at cryogenic temperatures and is superior to stainless steel.
Important characteristics of UHMPWE include low moisture absorption, good electrical and thermal insulation, FDA acceptance for natural (virgin) grades, self-lubrication and chemical inertness (except in some acids).
In machined and fabricated part form, its uses include applications in material handling, agricultural, power transmission and food processing machines as well as in medical devices, shipping and recreational equipment. Some important uses are as wear strips, chain guides, chute and hopper linings, bushings and truck bed liners.Sizes:
We offer UHMPWE in following sizes :
- Sheets (compression molded) - 6mm to 80mm x 1000mm x 2000mm & 10mm to 70mm x 1230mm x 2150mm
- Rods - (Machined) - OD - 25mm to 100mm x 300mm L & (Molded) – OD - 20mm to 100mm x 1000mm L
- Tapes – Thickness - 2mm to 10mm x 60mm (max.) wide
- Profiles (extruded & machined) - Specialty profiles