UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight)

UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) is one of the toughest polyethylene materials and has an abrasion resistance that even exceeds steel.

It’s also got superb impact and wear, as well as high chemical, corrosion, and radiation resistance. This versatile engineering plastic is often used for severe duty applications.

Markets / Industries: Medical Device / Diagnostic Strips, Transportation, Industrial Film and Adhesives

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Product Description

UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) is one of the toughest polyethylene materials and has an abrasion resistance that even exceeds steel.

It’s also got superb impact and wear, as well as high chemical, corrosion, and radiation resistance. This versatile engineering plastic is often used for severe duty applications often seen in industries similar to that of Medical Devices / Diagnostic Strips.

Common UHMW Properties

  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Outstanding impact strength
  • Sound dampening abilities
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good stress cracking resistance
  • Easily machined

Common UHMW Applications

  • Chute linings
  • Medical implants
  • Automotive weather stripping
  • Conveyor wear strips
  • Paper machine parts

PolymerFilms is proud to offer UHMW from industry-leading manufacturers, such as Crown Plastics™,  in a variety of gauges and sizes.

Our in-house conversion capabilities allow us to provide a multitude of film converting services that produce superior results!

We look forward to assisting you with your UHMW needs, or any plastic film material products which are associated with our vast inventory.

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