As a machinable thermoplastic, virgin UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is used extensively in various industries, including material handling, conveying, canning and bottling, packaging, and food & beverage. It is a cost-efficient, versatile, and highly durable material with exceptional chemical resistance and impact resistance. It has a very low coefficient of friction, toughness, and natural lubricity that make it well suited for applications involving high levels of friction. At DP West in Washington, we offer exceptional quality UHMW plastic sheet, UHMW rod, and UHMW strips to meet the requirements of various industry applications.
Characteristics of UHMW Plastic Sheet, Rod, and Strips
The high molecular weight of UHMW makes it exceptionally resistant to moisture absorption. Virgin UHMW is easy to machine and is also USDA and FDA compliant. It is an extremely cost-effective and versatile material for numerous applications.
The industries in which UHMW-PE sheet and other forms may be used include aerospace, mining, food & beverage, agriculture, and medical.
UHMW Polyethylene Benefits
Although the characteristics that UHMW-PE possesses are similar to some other polyethylene materials, the high mechanical and physical strength of UHMW-PE excels in performance over standard polyethylene. Some of its key benefits include:
- Resistance to corrosion
- Resistance to impact
- Non-toxic and antimicrobial
- Antistatic and low friction coefficient
- Easy to machine
- Low moisture resistance
- High resistance to temperature
We offer UHMW in sheet, rod, and strips in various sizes and thicknesses to meet the specific requirements of your applications.
Contact Your Reliable UHMW Supplier
For more information about the UHMW plastic sheet and other product forms we offer in from our Washington location, give us a call today at 800.295.7660 or leave us a message through our contact form.