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LubX® C is a specially formulated high-performance material that is a mixture of UHMW Polyethylene with added solid lubricants to reduce friction. LubX® C is known for its high impact strength and is also light in weight, resistant to staining, and has a low moisture absorption rate.

LubX® C has been developed with great care to minimize the friction, but also with consideration to the wear properties against the sliding partner. Additionally, compared to conventional sliding materials, conveying systems equipped with LubX® C require considerably less energy! See the chart below for a sliding friction comparison on LubX® C against acetal, steel and PET.

Sliding Properties for LubX C

This makes LubX® C great for use in applications & industries such as:

Industries:

  • Conveyor
  • Packaging / Handling
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food Processing


Applications:

  • Chain guides
  • Curve tracks
  • Wear strips
  • Guide rails

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TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet Blue-Gray

Properties

Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density (g/cm³) D792 0.93
Water Absorption, 24 hr (%) D570 <0.01
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Hardness Shore D D785 60
Elongation at Break % D638 ≥250
Izod Impact, Notched ft-lb/in D256 No Break
Wear Resistance Sand Slurry 90
Sliding properties: partner POM (0,25m/s - 0,25MPa) REP - Tribology - Test 0.11
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
CTE, linear 1/K D696 1.0 x 10-4
Melting Point °F D3418 275
Maxium Service Temperature, Air °F 180
Deflection Temperature at 1.8Mpa (364psi) °F D648 108
Flammability, UL94 ⅛ inch HB

NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. The should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.

Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Surface resistivity Ohm/cm D257 ≥1015

Advantages

  • Coefficient of friction up to 75% less than standard UHMW-PE
  • Outstanding dry-running properties
  • Energy saving
  • FDA Compliant
  • Noise reducing
  • Eliminates the slip-stick effect (back-sliding)
  • Increases process stability
  • Specially designed to slide against steel and acetal chains (e.g. chain conveyors)
  • Coefficient of friction with steel as sliding partner up to 60% less than of PE-UHMW
  • Coefficient of friction with POM as sliding partner up to 75% less than of PE-UHMW

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