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UHMW Plastic - Sheet, Rod, Tube and Accessories

UHMW-PE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is an outstanding choice for cost effective abrasion, impact, and chemical resistant properties.

UHMW provided by Interstate Plastics is also known by brand names including IPX®, Polystone®, Tecafine®, Dyneema®, Tivar®, Polysteel®, GUR®, Utec®, and Mipelon®.


UHMW Overview

Known for an extremely high molecular weight, UHMW features an unsurpassed combination of slickness, toughness and chemical resistance.

UHMW's molecular weight ranges from 3.1 million to 100 million grams per mole, with an abrasion resistance that continues to improve as molecular weight increases.

UHMW plastic is ideal for reducing wear and friction due to its specialized internal lubrication, reducing maintenance costs and energy consumption while extending equipment life. High durability, low friction and wear resistance are key reasons why UHMW is the material of choice for many applications.

UHMW is easy to machine with common woodworking tools, making it extremely cost effective, and outperforms metal in many applications. UHMW can be machined into virtually anything from small gears and bearings to huge sprockets. UHMW is also moisture repulsive and easy to fabricate.

Reprocessed grades, enhanced bearing and wear grades and FDA compliant grades are available for greatly extended part life. Interstate Plastics is proud to carry four specialized grades of UHMW: reprocessed, anti-static, IPX 2000 and Tivar® 88.

[UHMW Spec Sheet PDF]


  • Odorless, tasteless and nontoxic
  • Highly resistant to corrosive chemicals (except oxidizing acids)
  • Extremely low moisture absorption
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Self-lubricating
  • Highly resistant to wear and abrasion
  • Easy to fabricate and machine with common shop and woodworking tools
  • Extends equipment life
  • Reduced maintenance costs and energy consumption


UHMW Applications

UHMW's low coefficient of friction enhances efficiency and productivity in automotive, railroad, medical, printing and packaging industries as well as for material handling and food processing applications. UHMW also replaces metal in many applications. UHMW (excluding reprocessed UHMW) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for safe food contact.

Industrial:

  • Conveyor guard rails
  • Augers and wear strips
  • Belt scrapers
  • Chain guides
  • Idler rollers
  • Rider plates for assembly lines
  • Guide shoes
  • Wear strips
  • Packing machining components
  • Food processing machining components
  • Chute, hopper, bin liners

Mechanical:

  • Gears
  • Bearings
  • Sprockets
  • Chain guides
  • Fabricated to make wheels, component parts, pinion gears, flanged rollers

Food Processing:

  • Plastic food containers
  • Conveyor belt components
  • Other in-home kitchen appliances
UHMW Snow Plows & Scraper Edge Applications

UHMW Snow Plows & Scraper Edge Applications

UHMW is a heavy-duty, high-impact plastic used in a variety of extreme weather applications from forestry equipment to snowmobile skis. UHMW is virtually unbreakable, significantly more wear-resistant than steel, and not adversely affected by freezing winter temperatures. In snow plow edge applications, UHMW is much quieter than steel and more gentle on surfaces, increasing the longevity of roads and protecting aesthetic surfaces such as cobblestone and driveway transitions. Interstate Plastics cuts UHMW sheet to your specified dimensions and the material's desirable machining properties allow customers to drill bolt-holes and mount edges with ease (and with no specialized hardware required).

Our most popular plastics for UHMW snow plow and scraper edge applications include UHMW reprocessed sheet as a cost-effective solution, and IPX 2000 UHMW advanced wear technology sheet for lower friction, improved abrasion resistance, and UV stabilization.

UHMW is the perfect winter solution for applications including:

Scraper edges

  • Vat scrapers
  • Bucket lips
  • Skid shoes & skid plates
  • Skid loaders & skidsteers
  • Runners & running Boards
  • Plow blades & wings
UHMW Physical Properties
Specific Gravity
1.45 g/cc
Water Absorption @ 24H/Saturation
0.01%
Hardness, Shore D
64
Izod Impact, Notched
18 ft-lbs/in.
Tensile Strength
2800-3100 psi
Flexural Modulus
61-110 ksi
Compressive Strength
3600 psi
Compressive Modulus
84 ksi
Elongation at Break
125%
Coefficient of Friction
0.14
Maximum Service Temperature
180F
Melting Point
260F

*Values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing should be performed to find the actual values for your application.

Product Title
Product Description
Virgin UHMW is a relatively low cost abrasion, impact, and chemically resistant material.
UHMW Sheet - Natural Virgin
Virgin UHMW is a relatively low cost abrasion, impact, and chemically resistant material.
UHMW Rod - Natural Virgin
UHMW is a relatively low cost abrasion, impact, and chemically resistant material.
UHMW Tube - Natural
Reprocessed UHMW is recommended for less demanding applications versus virgin.
UHMW Sheet - Black Reprocessed
Reprocessed UHMW is recommended for less demanding applications versus virgin.
UHMW Sheet - Green Reprocessed
UHMW-PE anti-static can move products more safely in potentially volatile environments.
UHMW Sheet - Anti-Static
Reprocessed UHMW is recommended for less demanding applications versus virgin.
UHMW Rod - Black Reprocessed
Superior Use in Protecting Chain Guides, Sliding Strips, Rollers and Corner Wear Bends
UHMW Tivar® HPV Low Friction Sliding Material
Tivar® HOT maintains key performance properties in an extended temperature range.
TIVAR H.O.T. UHMW SHEET
Premium lining material for bulk material handling.
Tivar® 88 UHMW Sheet
IPX 2000 is an advanced, engineered polyethylene that has greater benefits than standard UHMW.
UHMW IPX 2000 Sheet - Advanced Wear Technology
50ft Rolls of Adhesive-Backed Anti-Static UV Stable Pressure-Sensitive Tape
Durasurf ASC-UV Anti-Static UV Stable Pressure-Sensitive Tape
Non-Adhesive UHMW-PE Wear Strip Rolls
DuraSurf UHMW Wear Strips
50ft Rolls of Easy to Apply (ETA) Adhesive Backed UHMW Tape
DuraSurf ETA UHMW Pressure-Sensitive Tape
Ideal solution for conveying applications where long lengths with no seams are preferred.
UHMW Natural King Coil
Ideal solution for conveying applications where long lengths with no seams are preferred.
UHMW Reprocessed King Coil

 


 

Includes a 6x6" sample of Acetal, Nylon, UHMW, and a 3x3" sample of PTFE
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Includes a 6x6" sample of ABS, Noryl, Polycarbonate, and UHMW.
Impact Strength Material Sample Pack
6x6" sample of ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, HDPE, PVC, UHMW, and 3x3" sample of PTFE.
Machinable Plastics Material Sample Pack
6x6" sample of ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, Nylon, PVC, UHMW, PET, and a 3x3" sample of PTFE.
Thermoplastics Material Sample Pack

 


 

Rustication strips for smooth and even architectural reveals.
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Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Snap-On-Epp801
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Snap-On-Epp802
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Snap-On-Epp803
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Snap-On-Epp824
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Snap-On-Epp825
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Snap-On-Epp851
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural C Channel-Epp702
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural C Channel-Epp703
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Full-Round-Epp350
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Full-Round-Epp351
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Full-Round-Epp352
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Half Round-Epp301
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Half Round-Epp302
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural U Channel-Epp103
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural U Channel-Epp104
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural U Channel-Epp104
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Angle-Ep202
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Angle-Ep203
Fast economical way to turn an abrasive metal component into a long wearing, non marring component.
UHMW Natural Angle-Ep208

 


 

Our line of outrigger and jack pads will exceed your requirements.
Outrigger Pad - Heavy Duty - 1 in. Thick
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Outrigger Pad - Heavy Duty - 1.5 in. Thick
Our line of outrigger and jack pads will exceed your requirements.
Outrigger Pad - Heavy Duty - 2 in. Thick
Our line of outrigger and jack pads will exceed your requirements.
Outrigger Pad - Heavy Duty - 2.5 in. Thick
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