UHMNV SH - Overview
UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) provided by Interstate Plastics is a
common machinable plastic known for durability, versatility and cost-effectiveness as
well as abrasion, impact and chemical resistances. FDA compliant natural virgin UHMW
is used in applications where high levels of friction are likely to arise including conveyor
guard rails, augers and wear strips, belt scrapers, chain guides, and idler rollers. Due to an
extremely low coefficient of friction, its inherent lubricity minimizes heat-generating friction
that tends to gradually destroy steel parts, and ensures smooth, noiseless operation. Known
for an extremely high molecular weight, UHMW features an unsurpassed combination of
slickness, toughness and chemical resistance. UHMW's molecular weight ranges from 3.1 million
to 100 million grams per mole, with an abrasion resistance that continues to improve as
molecular weight increases. UHMW is easy to machine with common woodworking tools,
making it extremely cost effective, and outperforms metal in many applications. High durability,
low friction and wear resistance are key reasons why UHMW is the material of choice for
many applications. UHMW can be machined into virtually anything from small gears and
bearings to huge sprockets.Interstate Plastics is proud to carry four specialized grades of
UHMW: reprocessed, anti-static, IPX 2000 .
Reprocessed UHMW is an eco-friendly and economical alternative to standard virgin
UHMW that uses a blended version of virgin and recycled UHMW. Reprocessed UHMW
is excellent for non-food applications and offers all the benefits of standard UHMW at
a much more cost effective price. Reprocessed UHMW features the same low coefficient
of friction as standard UHMW while also offering a slightly better wear resistance.
Reprocessed UHMW is used extensively for chain guides, wear rails, chute liners, truck liners,
hopper liners and many other applications where excellent wear properties are required.
The standard color of reprocessed UHMW is black.
Anti-Static UHMW Sheet
UHMW anti-static sheet is the ideal product for applications where static electricity tends
to pose problems in manufacturing environments. With a surface resistance of 105 to
109 (ohms/cm2), anti-static handles tough conditions where dust and static electricity tend
to arise, including those in grain elevators and munition plants, effectively safeguarding
your materials against static discharges. With high levels of heat and corrosion resistances,
UHMW anti-static sheets protect robotics and other products that are sensitive to dust
accumulation and electrical charge buildup.UHMW anti-static sheet is self-lubricating,
features no moisture absorption and is available in sheet, rod, board and profiles.
IPX Advanced Wear Technology UHMW
First developed by Interstate Plastics, IPX 2000 UHMW is a machinable advanced engineer
polyethylene compound manufactured to retain the high qualities of traditional UHMW
but with increased abrasion resistance and UV stability. IPX 2000 advanced wear technology
is UV stabilized for long term exposure in outdoor applications, which increases product life
as well as high quality performance.IPX 2000 is known for high resistance to corrosive
chemicals (except oxidizing acids), low moisture absorption and high resistance to friction.
Due to a specialized self-lubricating formula, the coefficient of friction of IPX 2000 is significantly
lower versus traditional UHMW, nylon and acetal. IPX 2000 is naturally red in color and not
approved for FDA contact. IPX 2000 is commonly used to improve performance in existing
plastic applications and replace metals in more demanding solutions. Applications for IPX
2000 are virtually the same as UHMW and include gears, springs, plates, bushings and housings.
High durability, low friction and wear resistance are key reasons why UHMW is the material of
choice for a myriad of applications.UHMW offers an extremely low coefficient of friction due
to a specialized built-in lubricant that replaces unwanted grease and oil. It also enhances
efficiency and productivity in many applications. UHMW's self-lubricating formula helps
to extend part life because the internal lubricant ensures that parts will not break or need