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Virgin Grade UHMW Rod

UHMW polyethylene (also known as UHMW-PE) is a lightweight, long-wearing, easily machine-able engineered plastic. It exhibits excellent abrasion and impact resistance, is chemically inert and self-lubricating, with a low coefficient of friction. UHMW-PE is also FDA- and USDA-compliant. Polyethylene rod offers good wear resistance and toughness, making it a popular replacement for metals, including stainless steel.
thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics has the UHMW polyethylene rod you need. We offer general purpose UHMW rod in 12”, 24”, 36” and 48” lengths and a variety of standard diameters from 1-1/4” to 5”. As needed, we can also custom cut UHMW rod to your specified length.
Request a quote on UHMW rod for your application. Contact thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics to learn more.
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UHMW-PE Properties

UHMW rod is a versatile material that offers high chemical, abrasion, and impact resistance, and a low coefficient of friction. UHMW polyethylene rod causes no unwanted smell, taste, or discoloration, and will not stain, making it ideal for food processing applications. UHMW is FDA- and USDA-approved for direct contact with food.
When used as a replacement for metal materials, polyethylene rod can help reduce weight and noise.
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