UHMWPE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) is a premium virgin grade polyethylene which is used extensively in commercial and industrial applications.
It has a molecular weight of 4,500,000g/mol, and has improved wear and abrasion resistance, combined with outstanding impact strength, even at temperatures below -200°C.
UHMWPE has excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, a low co-efficient of friction and superior anti-stick properties. It is frequently used in high-wear applications, from wear strips under conveyors to guide rails in bottling plants or scraper blades on road rollers.
Extruded profiles and wear strips have applications in the materials handling industry.
Larger UHMWPE sheets are used for lining bulk storage hoppers where low friction, anti-stick and abrasionresistant properties solve feed and wear problems. Sheets are available with planed or unplaned surfaces.
- Outstanding Impact Strength
- Improved Abrasion Resistance
- Low co-efficient of friction
- Poor UV Resistance
- No metal-to-metal contact
- Superior Anti-stick properties
- Good chemical resistance
- Scraper blades
- Hopper linings
- Truck bed linings
- Chain guides and tensioners
- Screw conveyors linings
- Bottling, canning and packaging machinery
- Bulk handling materials