We Step Up Where Others Fear to Tread
Two major drawbacks have prevented UHMW from much broader application. It’s difficult to mold into complex parts, and it lacks stiffness over longer spans. We took on those challenges. And mastered them. Our proprietary molding process produces the most complex shapes with repeatable precision. We’ve also learned to embed steel core to create parts that have all the advantages of UHMW, plus exceptional strength and durability. Or spring steel to create flexible parts with high shape memory.
Popular, powerful applications
- Wear plates
- Chain guides
- Food and drug
- Conveyors and material handling
- Caps and fittings
See our solutions
We’ve solved some tough ones in our day. Here’s a look at a few.
Industries we serve
UHMW-PE is being used for hundreds of applications in mining, construction, chemical plants, waste water treatment plants, just to name a few. These industrial plants have the need for impact toughness, corrosion resistance, and biological inertness. UHMW-PE is used as scrapers, bushings, gears, conveyor rollers and more.
UHMW-PE will make your agriculture machinery last longer, run more efficiently, and will reduce operating and maintenance costs.
UHMW-PE is used for a variety of parts for recreation vehicles such as snowmobile skis, bogey wheels, drive sprockets, idler arms and rollers.
Food and Drug
Tobacco, cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging machines use UHMW-PE parts which operate clean without contamination, lubricants, rust or corrosion. UHMW-PE parts slide easily without staining or sticking. Drive parts outwear those made of stainless steel and cost less. Cleaning with steam or strong detergents cause no harm to UHMW-PE parts. With FDA clearance and USDA acceptance for food contact, UHMW-PE parts are safe and sanitary.
Because UHMW-PE is non-marking, non-abrasive and virtually an unbreakable material, dock and boatlift manufacturers use UHMW-PE for bumpers, fenders, rub rails, etc.
Truck suspension manufacturers use UHMW-PE parts for wear plates, shims, bearings, etc. Railroad cars use UHMW-PE for wear plates, shims and coupler carriers.