Materials - UHMW

Reduce noise and vibration without compromising mechanical strength

From temperatures of 500°F to chemically harsh environments, Torlon outperforms similar materials in a broad range of applications. This melt-processible plastic offers exceptional toughness, stiffness and strength and is both impact resistant and extremely durable. Available at a lower cost than many advanced engineering plastics, Torlon can be machined to tight tolerances, extruded and compression molded.

For additional lubricity, the material can be filled with oil. It is easily machined to precision and can be cut, shaped, drilled and turned with standard woodworking tools.

Description
 
  • Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene

  • Lightweight

  • White
     

Properties
 
  • High performance across a broad temperature range

  • Excellent impact strength and abrasion resistance

  • Lower coefficient of friction than steel or aluminum

  • Good chemical resistance

  • Very low moisture absorption

  • Resists stains and odor

  • FDA, USDA, and 3-A Dairy compliant
     

Applications
 
  • Food processing and packaging handling systems

  • Freezing lines

  • Retrofit for protective linings

  • Chute linings and dock bumpers

  • Paper machine parts

  • Conveyor wear strips and other wear parts
     

Industries
 
  • Food processing

  • Industrial manufacturing