UHMWPE Sheets and Rods

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UHMWPE Sheets and Rods : Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. 

This material is used frequently in a self lubricating bearing surface or slide type applications. Resistant to most common chemicals. Commonly replaces Aluminum, Acetalsand Nylons.

Used frequently in Food and Dairy Processing, Material Handling, Fluid Handling and Automotive.

UHMW Rod is machined to make pulleys, wheels and washers. UHMW sheet is machined to produce FDA approved slip surfaces, food process fixtures and scrapers. Other brand or trade names are: Lennite, Tivar, Duravar, Gardur, Solidur, Polyslick, UHMV, Polyfend and Durasurf.

Basic properties: 

  • Very Low Specific Gravity (Floats In Water)
  • Superior Wear Resistance
  • Very Low Moisture Absorption
  • High Chemical Resistance
  • Very Low Cost vs. Physical Properties
  • Superior Wear Resistance
  • Chemically Resistant to Chlorine and Caustic/Acidic Cleaning Agents
  • Offers excellent strength, rigidity and machinability.


  • Food, Dairy and Packaging Equipment
  • Timing Screws, Wear and Slide machined parts
  • Star Wheels, Idler Sprockets and Guide Rails
  • FDA and 3A approved material for Scraper Blades
  • Hoppers, Chute Lining, Feeder Lines and Wear Plates

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