UHMW Machining and fabrication

Most UHMW is machined, extruded or injection molded.  UHMW machining

UHMW “Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene” Has great wear properties.

TIVAR® 1000

          • Meets FDA and USDA guidelines; 3-A Dairy-approved (natural)
          • Reduces noise
          • Self-lubricating
          • Chemical-, corrosion- and wear-resistant
          • No moisture absorption
          • Non-toxic, low-friction surface
          • Meets ASTM-D-4020-05 of 3.1 to 6.2-million molecular weight
          • -30C
          • Deflection Temperature at 1.8 MPa (264 psi) 46.7C or 116F ASTM D648

Easy to get in 48 inch X 96 inch and 48 inch X 120 inch sheets

Because UHMW is polyethylene here is a link to our PE page.

http://LINK to Polyethylene Page

UHMW machining, color chips

UHMW is a heavy duty form of polyethylene.

Cost is about double the cost of HDPE.

So why will people pay twice the cost of HDPE? Because it last much longer. Need a wear strip.

FDA approved.

It does not weld like most other PE.

UHMW Slide Bar
UHMW Wear Strip

Heat Deflection temperature @ 66 lbs = 203F  or 95C @ 264, @ 264 lbs = 180F or 82C Specific Gravity .93 to .94