UHMW

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UHMW Plate, Rod, Sheet and Tube

Ultra High Molecular Weight, (UHMW-PE), Sheet, as manufactured by Rochling Engineered Plastics, sets the standard for engineered polymers with a unique combination of wear and corrosion resistance, low friction surface and impact strength. UHMW is resistant to chemical attack and moisture absorption and retains key physical properties to –30° C.

An excellent general-purpose UHMW polyethylene material, UHMW (natural) is a cost-effective solution for food handling problems and meets FDA, USDA and 3-A Dairy guidelines for food processing and handling. Rochling also offers custom colors compounded with FDA/USDA approved pigments, which meet FDA and USDA guidelines for food processing and handling. Whether your business is grain, pharmaceuticals, pizza dough or frozen poultry, UHMW material will reliably move your materials and products.

UHMW comes in natural and custom colors, and is available in oversize sheets as well as three standard sheet sizes:

  • 48” x 96” sheets with gauge sizes ranging from 1/16” to 6”
  • 48” x 120” sheets with gauge sizes ranging from 1/16” to 6”
  • 60” x 120” with gauge sizes ranging from 3/8” to 1”

It is also available as extruded rod, board, tube, profiles and compression molded parts. All can be manufactured and colored to your exact specifications.

Other attributes of UHMW Ultra High Molecular Weight Sheet products include:

  • Meets FDA and USDA guidelines; 3-A Dairy Approved (natural color)
  • Extremely low coefficient of friction
  • Easy to machine
  • Reduced noise
  • Self-lubricating
  • No moisture absorption
  • Non-toxic, low friction surface

Engineering specifications for UHMW Ultra High Molecular Weight Sheet are:

  • Tensile Break: 5,800 psi
  • Static friction: 0.15
  • Flexural Modulus: 110000
  • Hardness: 68
  • Yield Point: 3050
  • Continuous Service Temperature:180° deg. F

Applications include: Augers, Bearings, Chain Sprockets, Chain guides, Chute liners, Gears, Grain strippers, Hopper liners, Idlers, Mixer paddles, Plow Blades, Roller chain guides, Spiral freezers, Spreaders, Vent and filter plates, Wearstrips

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