Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene

A type of thermoplastic material known for its exceptional strength, abrasion resistance, and low coefficient of friction.

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a stack of white sheets stacked on top of each other.

U.H.M.W.P.E. – Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene

Known as Polystone U.H.M.W.P.E., is a very rigid material for use in general plant engineering where unique properties, excellent impact strength, and wear and abrasion resistance are required. It has a very high molecular weight, making it highly resistant to abrasion and wear, and it can withstand significant impact without cracking or breaking.

U.H.M.W.P.E. has a low coefficient of friction, providing excellent sliding properties, and making it suitable for applications that require low-friction movement, such as conveyor systems and bearings. It is also highly resistant to many chemicals, such as acids, alkalis, and solvents, making it ideal for applications in harsh chemical environments.

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Typical Properties
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • High mechanical strength
  • Resistant to many solvents
  • Very good electrical insulator
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Very high damping properties
  • Continuous use temp. of -269 to 80 Deg. Cent.
  • Minimum water absorption (0.01%)
  • Extremely low co-efficient of friction
Chemical Resistance
  • U.H.M.W.P.E. is resistant to Acids, Salts & salt solutions, alcohols, oils, fats, waxes & many solvents
  • All PE material is affected by strong oxidising agents such as nitric acid, chromic acid or halogens
  • Aromatics and Halogenated hydrocarbons cause swelling
UV Resistance

Sheet & Rod products of U.H.M.W.P.E. are supplied in two colours.

  • White which is non-UV
  • Black which has slightly higher UV protection than white
  • Flow-promoting liners to resist sliding abrasion and to assist release
  • Conveyor components subject to high wear and requiring low friction
  • Componentry in direct contact with food stuffs
  • Parts subject to high-impact stresses
Colour Range

White/ Natural & Black U.H.M.W.P.E can be supplied in Sheet & Rod.

Sheet Thickness
  • White/ Natural & Black
  • 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 100mm
Sheet Size

Sheet sizes available are 3000 X 1220mm (other sheet sizes may be available, please call for availability)

  • Available rod diameter is White & Black
  • 2m Lengths 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100mm
  • 0.5m Lengths 110, 120, 125, 130, 140, 150mm cut to size sheet
  • We offer a cut-to-size service for U.H.M.W.P.E sheet
Cut to Size Rod
  • We offer a cut-to-size service for UHMWPE Rod.- 10 to 45mm O.Dia. must be purchased in full length only
  • 50mm diameter & over MINIMUM cut-to-size is 500mm
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