CNC-Routed, Wear-Resistant UHMWPE Parts from Allplastics

Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene, or UHMWPE for short, is an advanced plastic material with top-of-the-line impact strength and abrasion resistance. This versatile engineering plastic is available in sheets and rods, and its wear resistance and sliding properties make it ideal for many industries, such as materials handling, food preparation, mining, transport and marine construction. Allplastics Engineering recently manufactured a large, 60mm thick UHMWPE component for the mining industry. They then utilised their precision CNC routing facilities to create the elements of the component, which were then welded together to produce the final design.

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UHMWPE Properties
Key Features: Applications and Functions:
  • Excellent Toughness
  • Good Sliding Properties
  • Lightweight
  • Resistant to Dilute Acids, Cleaning Agents and Numerous Solvents
  • Very Good Abrasion Resistance
  • Very Good Electrical Insulation
  • Very Low Water Absorption
  • Chemical Apparatus
  • Chopping Boards
  • Conveyor Parts
  • Cryogenic Parts
  • Food Processing
  • Liners
  • Wear strips
Availability – UHMWPE Sheets: Availability – UHMWPE Rods:
  • Size (mm): 2000 x 1000 and 3000 x 1000
  • Thickness (mm): 5 – 100
  • Colours: Natural, Black, Green
  • Diameter (mm): 8 – 250
  • Colours: Natural, Black, Green

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