UHMWPE Rod - Black - 2.25in - 2ft
UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is a common machinable plastic known for durability, versatility and cost-effectiveness as well as abrasion, impact and chemical resistances. UHMWPE plastic features a molecular weight that ranges from 3.1 million to 100 million grams per mole, with an abrasion resistance that continues to improve as molecular weight increases.
Reprocessed UHMWPE is easy to machine with common woodworking tools, making it extremely cost effective, and outperforms metal in many applications. High durability, low friction and wear resistance are key reasons why reprocessed UHMWPE is the material of choice for many applications. Reprocessed UHMWPE can be machined into virtually anything from small gears and bearings to huge sprockets.
Low Coefficient of Friction
Reprocessed UHMWPE is used in applications where high levels of friction are likely to arise including conveyor guard rails, augers and wear strips, belt scrapers, chain guides, and idler rollers. Due to an extremely low coefficient of friction, its inherent lubricity minimizes heat-generating friction that tends to gradually destroy steel parts, and ensures smooth, noiseless operation.
High durability, low friction and wear resistance are key reasons why reprocessed UHMWPE is the material of choice for a myriad of applications. Reprocessed UHMWPE offers an extremely low coefficient of friction due to a specialized built-in lubricant that replaces unwanted grease and oil. It also enhances efficiency and productivity in many applications. Reprocessed UHMWPE self-lubricating formula helps to extend part life because the internal lubricant ensures that parts will not break or need replacement.