Polyethylene: HDPE, HMWPE & UHMWPE | Plastic Stockist
Plastic Stockist offers a superb selection of polyethylene
sheet and rod in three different grades with custom sizes available.
High density polyethylene is commonly abbreviated as
HDPE and also referred to as PE300. HDPE is used in a
variety of applications and industries where excellent impact resistance,
high tensile strength, low moisture absorption and chemical and corrosion
resistance properties are required. HDPE in the natural colour finish also
meets the FDA/USDA food handling guidelines.
High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is commonly abbreviated as HMWPE
and also referred to as PE500. HMWPE is commonly used as wear
parts and abrasion resistant components in the conveyor and materials
handling industry. HMWPE is used in food prepartaion and chopping boards
because its slightly softer than UHMWPE - PE1000 grade and better for the
cutting equipments. Also, HMWPE offers a better consistent and durable
cutting surface than HDPE.
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is commonly abbreviated as
UHMWPE and also referred to as PE1000. Polyethylene PE1000
grade offers exceptional and unique combination of low friction surface,
great impact strength and wear and corrosion resistance. UHMWPE retains key
physical properties and high impact strength, even at low temperatures to
-30°C. This excellent general-purpose plastic with self lubricating
properties offers noise reduction and low friction surface. UHMWPE offers
good chemical resistant and low moisture absorption. UHWMPE (natural) is
an outstanding solution for food handling components, and meets FDA, USDA
and 3-A Dairy guidelines for food processing and handling.
Common uses for Polyethylene
Polyethylene is used extensively for components in the
material handling and conveyor industries. Polyethylene is used for wear
strips, valves and seals that require low coefficient of friction with good
wear resistance. Other applications for polyethylene are sliding bearings,
sliding pads, bearing, wear parts, wear plates, rope pulleys, scraper
blades, chute, rollers, chain sprockets, chopping boards and food