UHMW-PE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene)
Click to view
DOWNLOAD TO LEARN MORE
Also, visit our technical resources section 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.
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 including packaging, conveyor, and food processing machinery parts star wheels, idler sprockets, and under-chain wear strips.
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
Enhanced bearing and wear
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.
Izod impact (notched)
ft-lbs/in of notch
Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi
Maximum continuous service temperature in air
Water absorption (immersion 24 hours)
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion
Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand. *Double-15° notch
of UHMW compared with HDPE
of UHMW compared with Nylon, HDPE, Polypropylene, and Acetal