ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene
UHMW (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) is a type of plastic that is known for its high wear resistance, low friction, and impact resistance. It is a strong and durable material that is commonly used in a variety of applications where these properties are beneficial.
One of the main advantages of UHMW is its low coefficient of friction, which makes it ideal for use in situations where parts need to slide or glide smoothly against each other. It is also highly resistant to wear, making it a good choice for parts that will be subjected to high levels of abrasion.
UHMW is widely used in a range of industries, including automotive, construction, food processing, and packaging. It is commonly used to make wear-resistant parts such as conveyor rollers, chain guides, and wear strips. It is also used to manufacture products such as cutting boards, food handling equipment, and ice skating rink liners.