Wear strips are often made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE Strips) or Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE strips). HDPE strips offer low friction surfaces and high resistance to chemicals that might be used in manufacturing. HDPE strips are preferred in some applications because they do not break down after tremendous wear and tear caused by mechanical components, many of which can get very hot during the manufacturing process.
They guide, and support and are designed to eliminate too much belt movement. Vibration is typically reduced by using HDPE strips, as well. These smooth HDPE strips are attached to the guardrails that guide products through the belt system. We cut HDPE sheets to size and to your specifications. Standard sized HDPE sheets are available for manufacturing of wear strips, which handle materials and guide them through conveyor technologies.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE Plastic) is a polyolefin thermoplastic that features a continuous use temperature range of -50° F (-46° C) to 180° F (82° C). It features amazing resistance to corrosion and generally outlasts other plastics.
Order HDPE sheets for wear strip applications from us. We are the trusted name in plastic distribution and one of the top plastic distributors in North America.
In addition to High Density Polyethylene products, wear strips are often made of other plastics such as Acetal, Nylon, Polyether ether ketone (PEEK), Phenolic/Thermosets, Polyester (PET), and Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE).