UHMW Round Tube

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UHMW Tube 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.

UHMW polyethylene is an outstanding choice in material when you need a relatively low cost abrasion, impact, and chemical resistant material. UHMW is used in extreme wear situations such as hopper liners, conveyor systems, marine fender pads, and sand and gravel movement. UHMW is not UV stabilized and will have a shortened life if used outdoors. UHMW will outwear all other materials, including metals, nylons, urethanes, and fluoroplastics. Applications include guide rails, wear plates, rollers, conveyor augers, bin and hopper lines, chutes, bearings, bushings, and gears.

Notable Attributes:

  • Extremely high abrasion & impact resistance
  • Outstanding impact strength, even at low temperatures
  • Extremely low coefficient of friction
  • Self-lubricating
  • Great chemical resistance
  • Easy to machine
  • Cut maintenance cost and extends equipment life 
  • Corrosion resistance 
  • Meets FDA & USDA standards

Applications Include:

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


No special cleaners needed


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