Engineering Plastics: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)

In the same polyethylene family as HDPE, Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) is dense, strong and abrasion-resistant. It’s especially well suited for holding up against wear from constant friction between moving parts. UHMWPE is fairly low cost and can be used for a wide variety of applications. Though it can be fabricated and machined, it’s not as well suited to forming specific shapes as HDPE. However, it is generally able to hold up better against friction and wear over time. Relevant for food related applications, UHMWPE is compliant with FDA/BfA requirements and is physiologically inert.

With our workshop in Brisbane (QLD), Tynic is able to machine components efficiently and with minimal tolerances.


Applications Include:

  • Liners
  • Wear Profiles
  • Conveyor Components & Rollers
  • Scrolls
  • Skating Rink Surfaces


Standard Sizing

Rod (Natural, Black & Green) 1M/3M Lengths:

Sizing: 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 130, 150, 160, 180, 200 & 250mm.

Sheet (Natural, Black, Blue & Green) 3MX1.25M & 2MX1M:

Thickness: 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 & 80mm.

Stock Held In Brisbane, QLD.

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