Allplastics Engineering presents a versatile engineering plastic ideal for manufacturing wear resistant parts and components for use in diverse industries.
UHMWPE or Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene offers wear resistant and sliding properties that make it an ideal choice for many industries such as materials handling, food, mining, transport and marine among others.
Allplastics Engineering also offers a specialised service, fabricating components for industry from UHMWPE using their in-house precision CNC routing facilities. The company recently manufactured a large 60mm thick component for the mining industry on their CNC router, later welding the large components to produce the final design.
Known for excellent toughness and good sliding properties, UHMWPE is a lightweight material offering resistance to diluted acids, cleaning agents and numerous solvents. The material also provides benefits such as very good abrasion resistance, superior electrical insulation, and very low water absorption.
The material is ideal for creating chemical apparatus, chopping boards, conveyor parts, cryogenic parts, food processing equipment, liners, and wear strips.
UHMWPE sheets are available in 2000 x 1000mm and 3000 x 1000mm sizes, a thickness range of 5 – 100mm, and a choice of Natural, Black and Green colours.
UHMWPE rods are available in a diameter range of 8 – 250mm in Natural, Black and Green colours.