UHMW or UHMW PE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is extremely durable and has high impact resistance. It’s corrosion-resistant and doesn’t absorb much water. Aside from that, it’s also abrasion resistant, nonsticky, and self-lubricating.
Many industrial applications demand sturdiness, minimal friction, and corrosion resilience. Polyethylene’s flexibility makes Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW PE Material) is a desirable engineering plastics. Aside from being a superior option to other forms of engineering plastics.
UPHMW plastic offers several advantages that make it a suitable choice for both commercial and industrial applications a like. It’s a substance that most firms and manufacturers aren’t familiar with, therefore Engineering Plastic Materials goes unnoticed.
Because to its high molecular weight and surface, UHMW and UHMW PE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) has unique characteristics. As a result, UHMW properties will neither melt or convert into a molten liquid, making it excellent for high-temperature locations.
PE UHMW might be the right solution for you if you’re looking for a new abrasion-resistant polyethylene uses of plastics or one that will stand the test of time. As a result, it is a Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene PE UHMW sheets are used in a wide range of applications.
12 in x 12 in – 60 in x 120 in
0.062 in – 7 in
96 in x 240 in
0.250 in – 10 in
White (Natural), Black, Green, Lime Green, Grey, Blue, Dark BlueRod:
White (Natural), Black
|GRADES||Virgin, Reprocessed, Anti-Static, Oil-Filled, Glass-Filled, Enhanced Bearing and Wear, FDA Compliant, Metal and X-ray Detectable|
Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes and colors available upon request. Also available as a tape.
UHMW Liners– UHMW sheet is often used for lining chutes and hoppers to protect metal surfaces and to keep solid materials like sand, wood chips, or coal moving smoothly.
UHMW Parts– Easy to fabricate, UHMW is also used for packaging, conveyor, and food processing machinery parts including star wheels, idler sprockets, and under-chain wear strips.
UHMW Wood Replacement– UHMW offers very low moisture absorption and is a popular choice for marine construction applications like dock fender pads, pile guards, and anti-skid walkways. UHMW does not corrode, rot, or splinter like wood.
X-ray Detectable UHMW– Polystone® M XDT is an FDA compliant detectable UHMW designed to be visible to x-ray inspection technology. It has excellent impact and wear resistance, and low sliding properties for food and beverage processing.
UHMW Grades– Several grades of UHMW are available, including reprocessed, enhanced bearing and wear, and FDA compliant.
Tech Tip– Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene has a relatively high coefficient of thermal expansion. This may make it difficult to hold tight tolerances on UHMW parts that will be exposed to changing temperatures.
|Izod impact (notched)||ft-lbs/in of notch||D256||18.0*|
|Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi||°F||D648||–|
|Maximum continuous service temperature in air||°F||180|
|Water absorption (immersion 24 hours)||% D570||slight|
|Coefficient of linear thermal expansion||in/in/°Fx10-5||D696||11.1|
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