Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Plastic is essentially a heavier weight version of the most commonly used plastic in the world, polyethylene. UHMWPE is a very hardy, type of polyethylene that offers eight to fifteen times the strength as steel metal! That’s an incredible benefit!
Because of its sheer strength, Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Plastic is the preferred plastic for ballistics applications such as Body Armor and Armor Plating. Most do not realize it is preferred for other uses such as materials made for skydiving, skiing, boating, and fishing as these types of activities require a product that features immense strength properties. Also, Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Plastic is used in chemical industry applications, as well as mining and mineral processing as it can withstand being exposed to various temperatures and chemicals that cause corrosion. Wear strips are another product that commonly uses Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene plastics. Wear strips have to be extremely strong and last through manufacturing runs.
Polymershapes supplies clients with Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Plastic in the following grades: Bearing Grade, Ceramic Filled, FDA compliant, Virgin, Glass Filled, Reprocessed, Oil Filled, Static Dissipative, UV Resistant, Anti Skid, Flame Retardant, High Temperature, and Metal Detectable.
We sell UHMWPE plastic in the following standard sizes:
Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ to 60″ x 120″
Diameter: 0.25″ – 10″
Outside Diameter: 0.875″ – 9.5″
Polymershapes is the leading supplier of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Plastic to clients across countless industries. With locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, we can offer same day delivery to some orders of UHMWPE plastic sheet, rod, and tube products. In addition to being a Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene supplier, we also offer fabrication services and a recycling add-on that can help you manage your company’s impact on the environment with regards to the plastics that it uses.