Benefits Of UHMW Polyethylene

Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is an incredibly dense linear polymer. Commonly called UHMW Polyethylene or UHMW-PE, it has many beneficial attributes. 

  • Impact resistant
  • Non-leaching
  • Ultraviolet resistant
  • Resists Impact
  • Self-Lubricating
  • Resists Abrasion
  • Non-Porous
  • Low coefficient of  Friction
  • Non-Toxic
  • Food Safe, In Virgin Formulation
  • Resists Wear
  • Withstands Extreme Hot and Cold Temperatures
  • Lightweight
  • Dampens Noise And Vibration
  • Low Maintenance 

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.

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Uses Of UHMW Polyethylene

The versatility of UHMW Polyethylene has made it a popular plastic for countless consumer, commercial, and industrial applications. Here are some examples: 

  • Wear Strips 

  • Chain Guides

  • Golf Ball Cores

  • Bearings 

  • Chute Liners

  • Conveying System Components 

  • Belt Rollers 

  • Pulleys 

  • Shaker Screen Bars

  • Guide Rails

  • Skid Plates 

  • Idler Arms 

  • Playground Equipment 

  • Bushings

  • Star Wheels

  • Idler Sprockets 

  • Packaging Machinery Parts 

  • Hopper Liners

  • Excavator Tracks

  • Bumpers

  • Truck Bed Liners

  • Pile Guards 

  • Marine Dock Fenders 

  • Outrigger Pads

  • Hold-Down Bars

  • Valves

  • Seals 

  • Belly Pads

  • Food Packaging 

Natural virgin UHMW-PE is a U.S. Food & Drug Administration- and U.S. Department of Agriculture-compliant polymer for direct food contact

Trusted UHMW Fabrication Solutions 

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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For over 20 years, Chicago Plastic Systems has worked to become the premier choice for industrial thermoplastic fabrication. If you need custom plating tanks​​​​​​​, wet fume scrubbers​​​​​​​, processing skids, pipe fabrication or your own unique product​​​​​​​ manufactured, CPS is at your service.

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