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UHWMPE Virgin Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene

UHMWPE Virgin

UHMWPE Virgin (Polyslick® Natural) is one of the most versatile & commonly used thermoplastics in industrial & commercial applications. Also known as PE1000 virgin & often referred to the world’s toughest polymer, virgin ultra high molecular weight polyethylene exhibits properties such as superior impact strength, high abrasion resistance, is tough, durable & has excellent chemical resistance. Our virgin UHMWPE products are FDA approved for food contact and can be used in cold applications below -200°C.

  • Natural unfilled, 100% virgin resin
  • FDA approved for food contact
  • Extremely tough & durable
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Availability

Rod

6mm to 380mm

Tube

200mm ID to 1280mm OD

Sheet

4mm to 400mm Thick

Colours

Yes, Natural ex stock

Modified Grades

Yes

Cut To Size

Yes, however some grades have minimum order quantity

Features

Unique to UHMWPE

Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene is lightweight compared to other thermoplastics & will float in water. Virtually indestructible & will outwear steel 6 times over in the right application. Due to its ultra-high molecular weight it has no notch sensitively, has exceptional impact resistance & will not easily crack or chip.

Modified Grades

Other grades are available on request offering specific properties such as anti-microbial which includes biocidal additives, electrically dissipative grades with anti-static properties, electrically conductive grades for electrical engineering, & UV resistant grades for outdoor or UV applications.

Applications

UHMWPE Virgin is often CNC machined into parts that are widely used in the food processing & bottling industries. Other common applications include chain wear strips & guides, star wheels & feed screws, conveyor curves, self-lubricating bearings & bushes, pump & valve components, rollers, paddles & idler sprockets, plus many more.

UHMWPE Virgin Properties

Long Term Service Temp
Temperature - Long Term Service Temp-269°C to +90°C
Moisture Absorption
Very Low - Moisture Absorption
UV Stable
Yes & No - UV Stable
Compressive Strength
Low - Compressive Strength
Impact Strength
High - Impact Strength
Tensile Strength
Low - Tensile Strength
Coefficient of Friction
Very Low - Coefficient of Friction
Abrasion Resistance
High - Abrasion Resistance
Cost
Medium - Cost

UHMWPE Virgin Range

Product TypeDescriptionAvailable Products & Notes
UHMWPE Virgin Polyslick® NaturalFDA & USDA Approved Colour
Rod, Tube, Sheet
Some items may be indent only

Suppliers

Polymer Industries - USA

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