UHMW Round Rod

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Smooth HDPE may expose evident surface blemishes/scratches and is NOT recommended for applications where visual aesthetics are necessary

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UHMW Rod 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.

These standard-grade UHMW polyethylene rods are wear- and impact-resistant and withstand scuffs, scrapes, and strikes. They provide good electrical insulating properties, moderate mechanical strength and stiffness, and excellent machinability. They have a low-friction surface that prevents sticking and binding, and are commonly used for food-handling applications, conveyance mechanisms, material handling, and packaging where wear resistance and durability are required.

Notable Attributes:

  • High-impact strength (will not break or shatter)
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Chemical resistance
  • Little or no moisture absorption
  • Easy to machine
  • Reduced maintenance costs and energy consumption
  • Highly resistant to corrosive chemicals (except oxidizing acids)

Applications Include:

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


No special cleaners needed

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