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UHMWPE Plastic

UHMWPE Plastic


Premium class ultra-high molecular weight low pressure polyethylene by Okulen® is a versatile material with great resistance to abrasion, water absorption and chemicals, wear resistance, high impact strength and excellent sliding properties. It is however not suitable for high temperature applications.

UHMWPE comes in rods and sheets.

Our UHMWPE is FDA compliant.

Brand: Okulen


  • Food processing (bearings and gears, chute liners, wear strips)
  • Material handling and packaging (anti-static chute liners,  wear strips, bearings and gears)
  • Conveyor systems (wear strips, gears, chain guides)
  • Marine (covers, doors, fixtures, handles)
  • Waste water treatment facilities (wear strips, paddles, bearings, scraper blades, chute liners)
  • Extremely tough and durable
  • Low friction
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Easy to fabricate





Is UHMWPE strong?

Yes, it’s a very tough material, with high impact strength.

Is UHMWPE recyclable?

Yes, it is recyclable.

Is UHMWPE non-stick?

Yes, it is non-stick and has excellent sliding ability which makes it perfect for inner liners of trucks and containers.

Is UHMWPE toxic?

No, it’s non-toxic and non-hazardous and is widely used in the medical field.

Does UHMWPE absorb water?

 No, its water absorption level is zero.



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