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UHMW-PE Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

UHMW Sheet and UHMW Rod

UHMW Polyethylene material in used frequently in a self lubricating bearing surface or slide type application. UHMW Polyethylene Timing Roller

Resistant to most common chemicals. Commonly replaces aluminum, Acetals and Nylons. Used frequently in Food and Dairy Processing, Material Handling, Fluid Handling and Automotive.

UHMW Rod in machined to make pulleys, wheels and washers. UHMW sheet is machined to produce FDA approved slip surfaces, food process fixtures and scrapers. Some popular brand or trade names are: Lennite®, Tivar®, Duravar®, Gardur®, Solidur®, Polyslick®, UHMV®, Polyfend® and Durasurf®.

We stock a very large inventory of UHMW performance plastic sheets and rods.

Why you should use UHMW-PE :

  • Very low specific gravity (floats in water)
  • Superior wear resistanceVery low moisture Absorption
  • High chemical resistance
  • Very low cost vs. physical properties

This material is excellent wearing and very abrasion resistant – one of the best materials made for these properties. Promotes the flow of bulk material (sand, soy beans, coal, ect). Superior material for wear strip, conveyor rails, slide plate, wear pads.

  • Very low moisture absorption
  • FDA, USDA and 3-A dairy compliant
  • Superior wear resistance
  • Chemically resistant to chlorine and caustic/acidic cleaning agents
  • Offers excellent strength, rigidity and machinability

Frequently used in:

  • Food, Dairy and Packaging equipment
  • Timing screws, wear and slide machined parts
  • Star wheels, idler sprockets and guide rails
  • FDA and 3-A approved material for Scraper blades
  • Hopper, chute lining, feeder lines and wear plates

Materials Available As

UHMW Sheet:

.125″ – 4″ in Natural (white) up to 48″ X 120″

Black available in many thicknesses

Some sheet available up to 8″ thick contact for details.

UHMW Rod:

.250″ – 8″ diameter in Natural (White) and in some diameter Black up to 120″ lengths

Larger diameter available in non-FDA grades, contact for details.

UHMW Film:

.005″ – .060″ in up to 48″ wide Natural with and without adhesive

General PropertyASTM TestTypical Value
Specific Gravity D792.93 – .94
Tensile Strength YieldD6386,800
Coefficient of Friction – Static D1894.25
Izod Impact – NotchedD256No Break
Hardness – RockwellD785R64
Vicat Softening TempD1525260
Deflection Temp @ 66 psiD648174
Co. Thermal ExpansionD69611.0X10-5

These Properties are for evaluation purposes only.

This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.