UHMW Polyethylene

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, commonly known as UHMW or UHMW-PE, is a lightweight and long-wearing engineering plastic material. Many variations of UHMW are available including FDA compliant, Static Dissipative and UV resistant to name a few. These variants allow UHMW shapes to be machined int parts for a variety of applications. As a distributor, thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics / Online Plastics® stocks all grades of UHMW shapes from all the top US manufacturers including Rochling, Quadrant, Ensinger and more. 

Features and Benefits of UHMW-PE

  • Excellent abrasion resistance

  • Excellent impact resistance

  • Very low coefficient of friction

  • Chemically inert

  • Self-lubricating

  • FDA and USDA compliant for food contact

  • Causes no unwanted smell, taste, or discoloration; will not stain even with foods like tomatoes

  • Easy to machine

  • Helps reduce noise

  • Highly effective replacement for metal parts

thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics offers polyethylene sheet in virgin, TIVAR, and Eco, and reprocessed grades, in 48” lengths and various standard widths up to 120”. We can also cut-to-size to give you custom UHMW sheets that match the exact dimensions you need.
Our UHMW polyethylene rod is available in four standard lengths and various diameters up to 5”. We also offer cut-to-length service, as needed.

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