UHMWPE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) is a premium virgin grade polyethylene which is used extensively in commercial and industrial applications.
It has a molecular weight of 4,500,000g/mol, and has improved wear and abrasion resistance, combined with outstanding impact strength, even at temperatures below -200°C.
Advantages of UHMWPE Rod
UHMWPE Rod takes great advantage of it's low co-efficient of friction which means it will produce bearings, pulleys or bushes that are very free running, low friction and long lasting. UHMWPE Rod is also very abrasive resistant, this means that UHMWPE Rod can survive longer than other materials when used in high demand environments such as grit or gravel. UHMWPE Rod can often be used in high demand components in the food industry, this is because it has a very low moisture absorption that gives UHMWPE Rod an FDA approval and means that bearings etc will not expand due to any moisture absorption. Another reason that UHMWPE Rod is also used in the marine industry for pulleys is it's low friction and minimal moisture absorption.
Availability of UHMWPE Rod
*UHMWPE Rod is alway available from a minimum diameter and a maximum diameter of 200mm.
*Standard diameter is Φ20MM, Φ40MM,Φ60MM, Φ80MM, Φ100MM, Φ120MM, Φ140MM, Φ160MM, Φ175MM, Φ205MM,
*UHMWPE Rod is also manufactured in maximum lengths of 2000mm.
*UHMWPE Rod is also commercially available in natural colour, yellow color, red color, blue color, green color and other customer required color.