UHMW (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) has extremely high abrasion resistance, even exceeding that of steel. Coupled with broad chemical resistance and low coefficient of friction, UHMW is an extremely versatile engineering material for many severe duty service applications.
Slippery like PTFE but super abrasion and wear resistant, UHMW Polymers have a molecular weight average 10 times that of conventional high density polyethylene resins. This higher molecular weight gives UHMW polymers its unique combination of characteristics. Applications include inner and outer surfaces for potable water, chemical, fuel and hydraulic hoses, bottom surfaces for skis and snow boards, linings for chutes to decrease friction and wear, automotive weather stripping and thousands of other possible applications. CS Hyde Company offers UHMW film in a variety of thicknesses, from .003” (3mil) to .125” (125mil). Available with or without adhesive, in sheet, slit roll, and in custom and standard die-cut shapes.
Delrin® materials are based on formaldehyde polymerization, are highly crystalline, strong, rigid, and possess good moisture, temperature, and solvent resistance. Because Delrin® absorbs far less moisture than type 6 and type 6/6 nylons, it is widely used for many mechanical and industrial applications requiring closer tolerances and greater dimensional stability. Custom sized sheeting available.