UHMW Reprocessed Sheet - Yellow, 1" Thick - 9" W x 96" L

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UHMW Sheet Polyethylene Description

UHMW (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) plastic is a synthetic resin, made when ethylene is polymerized. Tough and lightweight, polyethylene is used in several different applications, including packaging material, food containers, and plastic bags. The material boasts high-impact strength and remains easy to clean.

UHMW is an extremely tough plastic with high abrasion and wear resistance. The versatility of polyethylene has made it a popular plastic for countless industrial applications that require durability, low friction, and chemical resistance. Applications include UHMW wear strips, chain guides, packaging machinery parts, and marine dock fender pads.

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. UHMW sheets are used often in food and marine industries due to their resistance to bacteria and moisture. Additionally, UHMW often replaces wood in outdoor applications, since UHMW is not affected by different kinds of weather and does not rot.

Notable Attributes:

  • Shock resistant and durable 
  • Moisture and impact resistant
  • Easy to fabricate and machine 
  • Reduced maintenance cost and energy consumption
  • Odorless, tasteless and non-toxic
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Extends equipment life
  • FDA approved

Applications Include:

  • Conveyor line components
  • Bearings
  • Guide rails
  • Star wheels
  • Wear strips


No special cleaners needed


Typical Physical Properties:

Density: 0.930 gm/cm3

Tensile Strength @ Yield 73°F 3,100 Psi

Elongation 73°F: 350%

Relatvie Volumetric Abrasion Loss: 100

Coefficient of Friction 73°F on Steel: static: .15- .20

                                                          dynamic: .10- .20

Izod Impact Strength 73°F: 125 KJ/m2

Hardness 73°F: Shore D 62-66

Melting Point: 275°F-280°F

Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion: 2.0 X10-4 1/K

Continuous Service Temperature in Air (max): 180°F

Volume Resistivity: >1015 Ohm/cm

Dielectric Constant (103  Hz): 2.3

Dielectric Strength: 900 KV/mm




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