UHMW-PE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene)

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UHMW-PE fabricated parts, Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene

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Polystone® M

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Overview UHMW-PE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) is an extremely tough and abrasion resistant thermoplastic that is used for applications that require durability and/or abrasive wear resistance.

For UHMW standard sizes, cut to size, or for special project requirements...

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UHMW sheet is often used for lining chutes and hoppers in order to protect metal surfaces and promote the flow of solid materials such as sand, wood chips, or coal.

UHMW is also used for packaging, conveyor, and food processing machinery parts including star wheels, idler sprockets, and under-chain wear strips.

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UHMW PRODUCTS
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CUSTOM MACHINERY APPLICATIONS


Case histories from our customers have shown us that choosing
the right material can improve production efficiency, reduce downtime,
and ultimately save you money.

UHMW-PE Standard Sizes

UHMW-PE SHEET 48"x96" (0.062"-4.0" thick)
48"x120" (0.062"-7.0" thick)
48"x144" (0.375"-4.0" thick)
60"x96" (0.375"-4.0" thick)
60"x120" (0.375"-4.0" thick)
POLYSTONE® UHMW-PE MEGASHEET 96"x240" (0.375"-4.0" thick)
UHMW-PE ROD diameter 0.25"-10.00"
UHMW-PE TUBE diameter 2.0"-9.398"
  • Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size and by manufacturer
  • Custom sizes and colors available upon request
  • Many of our plastic materials are available as films with thicknesses of 0.029" or less
  • Also available as a tape

UHMW-PE Grades

  • Reprocessed
  • Enhanced bearing and wear
  • FDA compliant

NOTE: Several grades of UHMW-PE are available. For additional information on UHMW-PE plastic materials, contact your local Curbell Plastics representative
or call Curbell at 1-888-287-2355.

For UHMW standard sizes, cut to size, or for special project requirements...

UHMW for custom machinery, machine hoppers, conveyor chain wear guides, LEARN MORE...
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UHMW-PE easy to fabricate ultra high molecular weight polyethylene chute liners, hopper liners

BRANDS
Polystone® M

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Performance Characteristics
  • Extremely tough and durable
  • Low friction
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Easy to fabricate
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UHMWPE fabricated parts

BRANDS
Polystone® M

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Typical Applications
  • Chute liners and hopper liners
  • Wear strips
  • Star wheels
  • Idler sprockets
  • Packaging machinery components
  • Food processing machinery components
  • Marine construction
    • Pile guards
    • Bumpers
    • Anti-skid surfaces
Typical Properties
UNITS ASTM TEST UHMW-PE
Tensile strength psi D-638 3,100
Flexural modulus psi D-790 110,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D-256 18.0*
Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi °F D-648 -
Maximum continuous service temperature in air °F 180
Water absorption (immersion 24 hours) % D-570 slight
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion in/in/°Fx10-5 D-696 11.1
Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand. *Double-15° notch

IMPACT RESISTANCE ABRASION RESISTANCE
of UHMW compared with HDPE of UHMW compared with Nylon, HDPE, Polypropylene, and Acetal
Bar chart - UHMW impact resistance Bar chart - UHMW abrasion resistance
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