As per our Shipping and Returns Policy, custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-returnable. If you need an over- or undersized item, note it under "Comments" during Checkout. Cut-to-size orders have an acceptable cut tolerance of 1/8" (0.125"), so clarify if the adjustment is to be made on the (+) or (-) side of the saw blade.Please review our full return and shipping policy here.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Since custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-refundable, be very careful while measuring your dimensions. As each cut is nominal, even the slightest miscalculation could be costly.
How to Use a Measuring Tape
Extend your tape measure several inches to find the 1 and 2 inch markers. In between the inch markers you’ll find 16 equally spaced tick marks.
Measure by counting the increments beyond the nearest inch. As the increments decrease, so does the length of the mark. For example, 1/2" has a bigger mark than 1/4" which has a bigger mark than 1/8". The smallest mark follows at 1/16". Please be aware that some measuring tapes may have even smaller increments.
Features of a Measuring Tape: Sliding End Hook
The sliding end hook is designed for two different types of measurements. An outside measurement (where the hook of the tape hangs over an edge), requires the hook to slide out a bit to account for the thickness of the material. When making an inside measurement (where the hook will push up against a surface), the clip slides in, again, accounting for its thickness. The measuring tape self-adjusts to guarantee an accurate measurement (as far as the tape is concerned).
Sanitizing Acrylic and Polycarbonate Sheet [X]
Acrylic and Polycarbonate Sneeze Guards and like products require special care while cleaning and disinfecting. To maintain the optical clarity of sneeze guards and other acrylic or polycarbonate items, use an acrylic or polycarbonate safe cleaner like Novus Plastic Polish #1, Brillianize Plastic Cleaner, or a mild soap solution.
Please reference the following compatible cleaners when DISINFECTING acrylic and polycarbonate items. The use of commonly available commercial alcohol or ammonia-based disinfectants may cause crazing and damage.
UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) provided by Interstate Plastics is a common machinable plastic known for durability, versatility and cost-effectiveness as well as abrasion, impact and chemical resistances. FDA compliant natural virgin UHMW is used in applications where high levels of friction are likely to arise including conveyor guard rails, augers and wear strips, belt scrapers, chain guides, and idler rollers. Due to an extremely low coefficient of friction, its inherent lubricity minimizes heat-generating friction that tends to gradually destroy steel parts, and ensures smooth, noiseless operation. UHMW is also known by brand names including IPX®, Polystone®, Tecafine®, Dyneema®, Tivar®, Polysteel®, GUR®, Utec® and Mipelon®.
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 is easy to machine with common woodworking tools, making it extremely cost effective, and outperforms metal in many applications. High durability, low friction and wear resistance are key reasons why UHMW is the material of choice for many applications. UHMW can be machined into virtually anything from small gears and bearings to huge sprockets. Interstate Plastics is proud to carry four specialized grades of UHMW: reprocessed, anti-static, IPX 2000 and Tivar® 88.
Reprocessed UHMW Reprocessed UHMW is an eco-friendly and economical alternative to standard virgin UHMW that uses a blended version of virgin and recycled UHMW. Reprocessed UHMW is excellent for non-food applications and offers all the benefits of standard UHMW at a much more cost effective price. Reprocessed UHMW features the same low coefficient of friction as standard UHMW while also offering a slightly better wear resistance. Reprocessed UHMW is used extensively for chain guides, wear rails, chute liners, truck liners, hopper liners and many other applications where excellent wear properties are required. The standard color of reprocessed UHMW is black.
Anti-Static UHMW Sheet UHMW anti-static sheet is the ideal product for applications where static electricity tends to pose problems in manufacturing environments. With a surface resistance of 105 to 109 (ohms/cm2), anti-static handles tough conditions where dust and static electricity tend to arise, including those in grain elevators and munition plants, effectively safeguarding your materials against static discharges. With high levels of heat and corrosion resistances, UHMW anti-static sheets protect robotics and other products that are sensitive to dust accumulation and electrical charge buildup.
UHMW anti-static sheet is self-lubricating, features no moisture absorption and is available in sheet, rod, board and profiles.
IPX Advanced Wear Technology UHMW First developed by Interstate Plastics, IPX 2000 UHMW is a machinable advanced engineer polyethylene compound manufactured to retain the high qualities of traditional UHMW but with increased abrasion resistance and UV stability. IPX 2000 advanced wear technology is UV stabilized for long term exposure in outdoor applications, which increases product life as well as high quality performance.
IPX 2000 is known for high resistance to corrosive chemicals (except oxidizing acids), low moisture absorption and high resistance to friction. Due to a specialized self-lubricating formula, the coefficient of friction of IPX 2000 is significantly lower versus traditional UHMW, nylon and acetal. IPX 2000 is naturally red in color and not approved for FDA contact. IPX 2000 is commonly used to improve performance in existing plastic applications and replace metals in more demanding solutions. Applications for IPX 2000 are virtually the same as UHMW and include gears, springs, plates, bushings and housings.
Tivar® 88 Interstate Plastics is proud to carry Tivar® 88, a specialized grade of UHMW recognized as the worldwide leader of premium lining material for bulk material handling, Due to its especially low coefficient of friction, Tivar® 88 is known for its performance in ensuring flow of bulk solids. Tivar® 88 liners are the ideal solution when you need to reduce or eliminate arching, ratholing, and erratic material flow challenges in bins, bunkers, hoppers, chutes, railcars and more.
Self-Lubricating Formula High durability, low friction and wear resistance are key reasons why UHMW is the material of choice for a myriad of applications. UHMW offers an extremely low coefficient of friction due to a specialized built-in lubricant that replaces unwanted grease and oil. It also enhances efficiency and productivity in many applications. UHMW's self-lubricating formula helps to extend part life because the internal lubricant ensures that parts will not break or need replacement.
Warning: This product may have sharp edges and points. Contact may result in injury. Handle with care.
Disclaimer: Interstate Plastics makes no representations about any of its products that are modified in any way after they leave its possession, nor do its representations apply when any of its products are improperly used or stored.
Each customer of Interstate Plastics bears full responsibility for making its own determination as to the suitability of each material, product, recommendation or advice provided by Interstate Plastics. Each customer of Interstate Plastics must identify and perform all tests and analyses necessary to assure that its finished parts incorporating materials from Interstate Plastics will be safe and suitable for use under end-use conditions.
UHMW can also be fabricated to make wheels, component parts, pinion gears and flanged rollers. UHMW has seen applications as diverse as railroad cars, spacecraft, food packaging and hydroelectric plants.
Typical applications include gears, springs, plates, bearings, bushings and housings. The Food and Drug Administration has approved virgin UHMW for use in the food industry, but reprocessed UHMW is not approved for food contact. You can find UHMW plastic in an array of food containers for in-home use.
Conveyor guard rails
Suspension wear plates
Conveyor wear strips
Packaging machining components
Food processing machining components
Chute, hopper and bin liners
Sprockets (including idler sprockets)
Very pleased with the UHMW, thank y'all
well packaged fast delivery, good experience
Great service an UHMW sheet.
I needed repro and I got virgin. It works, but still...
We appreciated the "optimal size" notification as we were able to get extra material for cheaper by cutting ourselves.
Will buy again.
Product is great. I have been using it for special projects for more than two years. Be aware, however, that cut-to-size pieces have just recently more than doubled in cost unless one buys the Optimal Cut Size, which in my case sometimes means I have to buy 8 times as much as I need in order to get a reasonable price.
Good quality. Cut to size service can be expensive, but full sheets were at a great price point. Service was easy, we only had to deal with one salesperson. Painless process.
This does a beautiful job in bulk material (rock) handling. Very pleased with the part life, which has already surpassed our last conveyor lining and is still going strong. Thank you
Helpful staff with the certs, fast shipping
A friend recommended that we try interstate plastics over our local tap retailer and I am now a believer. I informed the rep Interstate will be my go-to service from now on. Love the online cut to size.
No problems, great company.
What's up with the shipping time guys? The material is great but twice now I was told I could get the material the same week, and it's spilled across the weekend. Then I have to tell my customers there's a delay. Interstate Plastics is the most affordable and honestly nicest group of people offering plastics, but I hope they can improve on the shipping times a little.
Perfect protection during shipping. Arrived undamaged and in new condition. Not much to say on customer interaction as I ordered online but the website is easy to use and they make it easy to calculate your cut to size price. The cut to size feature is just lovely and something you wont find elsewhere.
Good shipping on a better product. Doesn't need to look pretty but always gets the job done.
Ships fast and undamaged, all I care about.
The self lubricating material was exactly what we needed for our conveyor. It was easy to cut and form. Perfect in every way.
Our cut to size order was perfect and flawless. Even arrived sooner than we expected. Thanks IP
Best sheet options with the cut to size service plus price I couldnt find anywhere.
Used this a a counter top for our picnic area at the daycare. Works great because it won't splinter like wood and isn't glass. perfect for kids.
love the service got my order 4 days after placing it thanks interstate will def buy from you guys again