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A subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene, UHMW (aka UHMWPE) is characterized as one of the miracle polymers of the 20th century. UHMW’s host of exceptional attributes such as high abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction and unparalleled impact resistance, even in cryogenic environments, make it a favorite among engineers and designers in nearly every industry worldwide. UHMW modified to meet particular application requirements through formulations with additives and fillers create special and premium grades with the enhanced desired property.

Anti-static UHMW is an ideal material to use when potentially volatile conditions exist, such as those in grain elevators and munitions plants, effectively safeguarding against static discharges. In addition, it resists heat and protects robotics and other products that are sensitive to dust accumulation and electrical charge buildup.

Static Disspative UHMW eliminates static build-up problems, meets FDA and USDA guidelines for food contact and exhibits a longer wearing, lower coefficient of friction sliding surface than stainless steel.

Conductuve UHMW adds carbon powder to the resin, increasing the conductivity of UHMW to control static electricity formation or conduction.

Brand Names

  • Tivar® DrySlide
  • Tivar® CleanStat
  • Tivar® 88
  • Tivar® 82-2
  • Polyslick 500
  • Polyslick 501
  • Polyslick 502

Emco Industrial Plastics doesn’t claim to represent all of the manufacturers or trade name products listed. This list is intended as a guide of typical materials available for purchase from Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc. For additional information, contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative by filling out the form below.

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Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, Static Control

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Technical Information

Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages Grades

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet 1/16″ – 4″ TH Dark Brown, Gray, Blue, Black

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Properties

Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density lb/in³ D792 0.034
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % D570 0.01
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength @break psi D638 4800
Tensile Modulus psi D638 116000
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 200
Flexural Modulus psi 400000 106000
Compressive Strength psi D695 2900
Compressive Modulus psi D695 80000
Hardness D785 D64
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft – lb/in D256 NB
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (x 10⁻⁵ in./in./°F) E831 200 µin/in – °F
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 116
Melting Temperature °F D3418 275
Max Operating Temp °F 180
Flammability Rating UL94 H – B
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH ohm – cm D257 10⁹ – 10¹⁵

NOTE: The property values presented above are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They 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.

Applications

  • Wear strips, guide rails
  • Bushings, bearings, rollers
  • Pumps
  • Scrapers
  • Chutes, hoppers
  • Liners

Advantages

  • Corrosion and wear resistant
  • Vibration resistant
  • Easily machinable
  • High chemical resistance
  • low coefficient of friction
  • Light weight
  • Generally FDA and USDA compliant
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Moisture resistant
  • Good electrical resistance

Grades

  • Unfilled
  • Glass Filled
  • Static Control: Static Dissipative, Anti-static, Conductive
  • Moly filled
  • Oil filled

NOTE: Several grades of this material are available. For additional information regarding this plastic, contact your Emco Industrial Plastics representative or call 973-862-4148.

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