UHWM Polyethylene is an incredibly versatile thermoplastic that finds
application across a diverse range of industries. Thanks to its high impact
strength, excellent wear and corrosion resistance, and low moisture absorption,
it is highly sought after for use in industrial machinery.
One of the best things about UHWM Polyethylene is its exceptional toughness
and durability. It is highly resistant to damage and can withstand heavy use
without showing any signs of wear and tear. Additionally, its low friction
surface and good electrical properties make it a popular choice for a variety of
At BERGEK we have the capability to machine UHWM Polyethylene to create a
wide range of custom parts and components, including mounting blocks, bearings,
guide rails, sprockets, starwheels, and guide blocks, among others. Our
state-of-the-art machining processes allow us to create highly precise and
accurate parts that meet our customers' exact specifications.
We understand that fastening UHMW polyethylene can be a challenge for many
manufacturers. That's why we offer the ability to tap this material and install
fasteners as needed. However, please note that we do not carry any stocked
fasteners for plastics, but we can order them on request for an additional lead
time and cost.
When it comes to tapping UHMW polyethylene, we recommend using a
coarse-pitched thread over a fine-pitched thread. This is because a coarse
thread will provide more bite and a better grip, which can help prevent the
fastener from loosening over time.
If you're looking for a more cost-effective option for installing fasteners,
we suggest using self-clinching nuts or studs that can be installed into the
mating metal parts and then screwed into place. This can help provide a more
secure and reliable fastening solution without the need for tapping.
However, if you do decide to go with a threaded insert, Our team can help you
choose the right fastening solution for your specific needs, and we'll work
closely with you to ensure that your parts are machined to the highest standards
of precision and quality.
Stocked Sheets for UHMW
We stock UHMW in 48" X 120" (1219.2mm x 3048mm) sheets.
||ASTM Standard Thickness Tolerance
|UHMW Black Virgin
||0.750" | 19.05 mm
||-.030" / +.070" | -0.762 mm / +1.778 mm
We are happy to order UHMW in bar stock should you require it, for additional cost and lead time.