Renowned for exceptional resistance to impact and wear, Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is used to manufacture everything from mining chute liners and agricultural equipment skid shoes to conveyor parts and chain guides Improve your application’s performance with UHMW products from Chicago Plastic Systems.
Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is an incredibly dense linear polymer. Commonly called UHMW Polyethylene or UHMW-PE, it has many beneficial attributes.
UHMW-PE is a very slick and non-stick material with a very low friction coefficient. As a result, materials tend to slide right over it without excessive wear and tear. Chicago Plastic Systems offers excellent general-purpose UHMW materials, including TIVAR® and PE1000.
The versatility of UHMW Polyethylene has made it a popular plastic for countless consumer, commercial, and industrial applications. Here are some examples:
Golf Ball Cores
Conveying System Components
Shaker Screen Bars
Packaging Machinery Parts
Truck Bed Liners
Marine Dock Fenders
Natural virgin UHMW-PE is a U.S. Food & Drug Administration- and U.S. Department of Agriculture-compliant polymer for direct food contact
Chicago Plastic Systems is a leading manufacturer of custom UHMW parts for demanding applications. From one-off prototypes to large-scale production runs, we’re your high-performance plastic fabrication solutions provider. Our team are experts at machining uhmw plastic. Our capabilities include:
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