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Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene available from Pacific West Corporation

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Polyethylene is available in several grades from Pacific West Corporation. All grades of Polyethylene have similar properties and perform along similar lines, but as the grades of these plastic products increase, so does the quality, performance and of course the price, as is the case with several plastic products and their grades.

When the molecular weight increases in the Polyethylene family, their characteristics also increase and enhanced performance is achieved. All the Polyethylenes are lightweight and have good chemical resistance and do not absorb water. Polyethylenes are used where componentry is required to be in direct contact with foodstuffs and also is made into parts subject to high impact stresses.

Polyethylene 7000 ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is formulated for optimum sliding characteristics and resistance to wear and abrasion.

The Polyethylene 7000 is virtually unbreakable and reduces friction, wear, clogging and noise when compared with metal.

The Polyethylene 7000 does not need lubrication. Problems with cohesive, wet or sticky materials can be overcome with the use of UHMWPE in industrial situations ranging from fine foods to the mining industry. Polyethylene 7000 is rated better than carbon steel for sliding abrasion applications.

Key features and benefits of Polyethylene 7000:

  • Impact strength
  • High dielectric strength
  • Chemical resistant (will not corrode)
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • No lubrication required
  • Electrical insulation
  • Weatherproof
  • Light weight
  • Approved for the food and beverage industries

Applications for Polyethylene 7000:

  • Mechanical transmission support products
  • Mechanical bearing parts
  • Food machine equipment
  • Flow promoting liners to resist sliding abrasion and assist release
  • Conveyor components subject to high wear and requiring low friction
  • Parts subject to high impact stresses
  • Packaging
  • Assembly
  • Chemical production
  • Conveying
  • Elevating
  • Chain wear guide strip/profiles
  • Slides on boat trailers (black)
  • Bulk storage materials handling
  • Liners for tanks
  • Bins/hoppers/chutes
  • Trucking industry for truck trays
  • Withstands temperatures of –260 to +90 degrees centigrade

Polyethylene 7000 sheet

  • Natural
  • Thickness: 1.5 - 100 mm
  • Sizes: 2000 x 1000 mm
  • 3000 x 1000mm

Polyethylene 7000 rod

  • Natural
  • Outside diameter: 10 - 250 mm
  • Polyethylene 7000 SR Sheet
  • Black
  • Thickness: 1.5 - 100 mm
  • Sizes: 2000 x 1000 mm
  • 3000 x 1000mm

Polyethylene 7000 SR rod

  • Black
  • Outside diameter: 30 - 200 mm
  • Polyethylene 7000 ultra sheet
  • Green
  • Thickness: 3 - 100 mm
  • Sizes: 2000 x 1000 mm
  • 3000 x 1000 mm

Polyethylene 7000 ultra rod

  • Green
  • Outside diameter: 40 - 200 mm

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