UHMWPE - Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene
Primary service areas are Vancouver, Northern British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene (PE) combines outstanding abrasion resistance and low coefficient of friction with outstanding impact strength. UHMW PE is processed by compression molding or ram extrusion into sheets, plates or rods.
UHMWPE is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene. It has extremely long chains resulting in a very tough material, with high impact strength. Its coefficient of friction is comparable to that of PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) but it has better abrasion resistance.