UHMW Tapes

UHMW tapes are widely used for:

  • Chutes and hopper liners
  • Bottle and can conveying systems
  • Guide rails in glass bottling plants
  • Replace desk drawer bearings

Performance characteristics:

  • Excellent abrasion resistance and wear characteristics
  • Low coefficient of friction makes it very slick
  • Nonstick surface
  • Moderate temperature range (-40°F - 225°F)
  • Adhesive back makes it easy to apply
  • More economical that PTFE tapes

Common Brands:

  • Saint-Gobain

UHMW Tapes

Abrasion resistant, low coefficient of friction tapes—excellent for bearing or wear surface

UHMW tapes consist of an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene film coated with a pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive. They exhibit excellent abrasion resistance and a low coefficient of friction, making them an excellent bearing or wear surface. UHMW tapes are used anywhere you need a frictionless or nonstick surface such as guide rails to reduce noise levels in glass bottling plants or desk drawers to provide smooth, friction free drawer movement.

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ROLL Thickness:
0.005 in – 0.020 in
54 ft, 108 ft
0.500 in – 35 in
Liner COLOR Blue
Adhesive type Acrylic

Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes available upon request. Available in roll stock (single rolls or cases). 



CHR® 2302-5R (5 mil)/CHR® 2302-10R (10 mil)/CHR® 2302-20R (20mil)– can be used to provide an abrasion resistant, anti-stick, anti-friction surface at temperatures up to 225°F. This tape is frequently used to line chutes and conveyors. The product is often applied to guide rails to reduce noise levels in glass bottling plants. It is also used to replace desk drawer bearings, and to provide silky smooth, friction free drawer movement. 2302 exhibits excellent abrasion resistance and low coefficient of friction, making it an excellent protection for surfaces or bearings that experience heavy wear. It is more economical than PTFE tapes. It is supplied with a blue poly-film inter-liner which protects the adhesive, facilitates die cutting, and peels off easily. Tapes come with a release liner.

Tech Tip– The high temperature, high tack acrylic adhesive adheres readily to most dry, clean surfaces—firmly anchoring the product in place.


Typical Properties of UHMW Tape
  UNITS CHR® 2302-5R CHR® 2302-10R CHR® 2302-20R
Backing material   Film-UHMW Film-UHMW Film-UHMW
Adhesive type   Acrylic Acrylic Acrylic
Total thickness in 0.0065 0.0115 0.0215
Backing thickness in 0.0050 0.0100 0.0200
Adhesive thickness in 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015
Adhesion to steel oz/in 45 50 50
Elongation % at break 350 425 500
Operating temperature °F -40° - 225° -40° - 225° -40° - 225°
Break strength lbs/in 40 80 145
Dielectric strength volts N/A N/A N/A

Values shown are typical. Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.

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