Virgin UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is a machinable thermoplastic that is used widely across many industries including food and beverage, bottling and canning, conveying, material handling, and packaging. Virgin UHMW is a highly durable, cost-efficient, and versatile material with superior impact and chemical resistance. Its toughness, extremely low coefficient of friction, and inherent lubricity make UHMW ideal for applications where high levels of friction are likely to arise.
Natural virgin UHMW’s extremely high molecular weight makes it extremely resistant to abrasion and moisture absorption. UHMW’s molecular weight ranges from 3.1 million to 100 million grams per mole, with abrasion resistance improving as the molecular weight increases. In addition, virgin UHMW is FDA and USDA compliant and very easy to machine—making it an extremely versatile and cost-effective material for countless applications.
Natural virgin UHMW is available in sheets, rods, tubes, and profiles in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses. Let the experts at Piedmont help you find the perfect product for your unique application.