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UHMW

What is UHMW?

UHMW polyethylene is a high crystalline high density polyethylene polymer with an average molecular weight in the 3.1 to 5.0 million range. Because of its high molecular weight, it is categorized as Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene.

Products of UHMW polyethylene exhibit an exceptional combination of outstanding properties. It has high abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction, self-lubrication, non-adherent surface, excellent chemical fatigue and impact resistance, and good noise dampening properties. Its outstanding characteristics include very high resistance to wear and abrasion, and high performance at extremely low temperatures (liquid nitrogen -259 degrees C). UHMW starts to soften and lose its abrasion resistance characteristics around 185 degrees F.

Because UHMW has a relatively high expansion/contraction rate when subjected to temperature changes, it is not recommended for close tolerance applications in these environments.

"Properties", Applications" and "Availabilities" for the UHMW Polyethylene Sheet and Rod are at the bottom of this page.

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Note: The price given on this page is a material quote only. It does not include the additional shop processing fees.
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Properties, Applications and Availabilities for the UHMW Polyethylene Sheet and Rod


Properties

Applications

Availabilities

High abrasion resistance Truck bed linings Rod: .250" to 6.000"
Self-lubricating Belt wipers Sheet: .010" to 2.000" thickness
Chemical resistant Timing screws Tubular bar: from .625" I.D. to 3.500" O.D.
Non-adherence, no stick Chain guides Strip: 0.125" to 2.000" thick, 0.500" to 6.000" wide
Low coefficient of friction Bumpers Standard Colors: Natural (white), other colors are available
High impact strength Wear strips  
Meets FDA/USDA specs Sprockets  
Zero water absorption Bearings  
  Starwheels  
  Guide rails  
  Hopper/chute linings  
  Bushings  
  Wear plates  
     
View UHMW MSDS Sheet    
View UHMW-PE MSDS Sheet    
View UHMW Data Sheet