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Tivar® 1000 sets the standard for engineered polymers with a unique combination of wear and corrosion resistance, low friction surface and impact strength. Tivar® 10000 is resistant to chemical attack and moisture absorption, and retains key physical properties to -30° C. An excellent general-purpose material, Tivar® 1000 (natural) is a cost-effective solution for food handling problems, and meets FDA, USDA and 3-A Dairy guidelines for food processing and handling. Tivar® 1000 is also offered in 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, Tivar® 1000 material will reliably move your  materials and products.

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At a Glance

Generic Name
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Available In
Sheet, Rod, Tube, Profile

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Technical Information

Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages Grades

Stock Products

Sheet 1/16″ – 6″ 48 x 96 CTS Natural or Black
Rod .250″ – 10″ dia 8′ CTS Natural or Black
Tube .500″ – 3.50″ ID 1.25″ – 4.00″ OD 8′ CTS Natural or Black
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Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.


Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density g/cm³ 0.930
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % <0.010
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Stress at Yield MPa 19
Comprehensive Stress at 1/2/5 % nominal strain MPa 7/11.5/18
Ball Indentation Hardness 30
Shore Hardness 66
Charpy Impact Strength notched kJ/m² 90P
Charpy Impact Strength unnotched kJ/m² 105
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion m/m(K.m) 200 x 10⁻⁶
Thermal Conductivity °C 0.40
Melting Temperature °C 135
Vicat softening temperature °C 82
Min. Servicing Temperature °C -150

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.


  • Wear strips
  • Guide rails
  • Corner wear bends
  • Chain guides
  • Bushes
  • Scrapers
  • Rollers
  • Idler wheels
  • Liners


  • FDA Approved (natural)
  • USDA Compliant (natural)
  • 3-A Dairy Approved (natural)
  • Metal detection
  • Impact resistant
  • Wear resistant
  • Good machinability
  • Low moisture absorption
  • FDA and EU 2002/EC Compliant


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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