50 Years of Designing and Manufacturing Engineered Plastic Parts for Industrial Equipment

UHMW-PE

Timco offers parts that provide both performance and economy when machined from ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE). UHMW-PE is a high density polyethylene with a very high degree of polymerization, produced under use of Zeigler-catalysts according to Phillips method. The molecular weight of UHMW PE-1000 measured by light scattered method is in the region of 3.5 - 4 million g/mol. It is ideal for designers who want to improve equipment efficiency. By using UHMW-PE, noise and vibration can be reduced without compromising mechanical strength. Equipment with UHMW-PE components runs quietly and requires no special care as parts can be cleaned with water, steam, detergents, or disinfectants. UHMW-PE is self-lubricating and FDA compliant.

Key properties UHMW-PE:

  • Extremely high impact strength
  • Excellent wear and abrasion resistance
  • Optimal sliding properties
  • Dimensional stability
  • Energy absorption capacity at high loading rates
  • Resistance against fatigue
  • Water repellent
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent electrical and dielectric properties
  • Physiologically harmless
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