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Polyethylene products are available in several grades from Pacific West Corporation.  All the grades have similar properties and perform along similar lines, but as the grades of these plastic products increase, so does the quality, performance and of course the price, as is the case with most plastic products and their grades. When the molecular weight increases in the polyethylene family, their characteristics also increase and enhanced performance is achieved.  All the polyethylene products are lightweight and have good chemical resistance and do not absorb water. Polyethylene products are used where components are required to be in direct contact with foodstuffs and also is made into parts subject to high impact stresses.  Some of the different grades of polyethylene products are listed below with a few of their specific applications and benefits.

HDPE Product Description

Polyethylene 300 (HDPE – High Density Polyethylene) is a rigid material which is available in large sheets for general use in plant engineering, tank construction and the wastewater industry, where all round chemical resistance and weather ability are required.

Key Features and Benefits of Polyethylene 300:

  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Very low co-efficient of friction
  • Very high surface release properties
  • High chemical resistance
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Very good damping properties
  • Good wear resistant material
  • Cheaper than nylon
  • Weldable – suitable for fabrication
  • Light weight – easy to handle without special equipment
  • Physiologically inert – approved for food applications
  • Electrical insulation – it is a good insulator
  • Weatherproof – it will not absorb water
  • Chemical resistance – resists corrosive chemicals (e.g. Sulphuric Acid, Caustic Soda)
  • Withstands temperatures of –50 to +80 degrees centigrade

 Applications of Polyethylene 300:

  • Componentry in direct contact with foodstuffs
  • Cutting boards
  • Commercial cutting boards in abattoirs
  • Spacers between steel plates
  • Washers
  • Butchers preparation tables
  • Poultry processing plants

Polyethylene is available from Pacific West in the following sizes:

Polyethylene 300 Sheet
Natural and Black
Thickness: 1.5 – 100 mm
Sizes: 2000 x 1000 mm and
3000 x 1500mm

Polyethylene 300 Rod
Natural and Black
Outside Diameter: 10 – 250 mm

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HWMPE Product Description

Polyethylene 500 (HMWPE – High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) has excellent mechanical properties, rigidity and creep resistance and these qualities make this Polyethylene ideal for use in the food industry as cutting boards, underlays in food preparation and machined parts.

Key Features and Benefits of Polyethylene 500:

  • Mechanical parts
  • Light weight
  • Physiologically inert (approved for food and beverage applications)
  • Electrical insulation
  • Weatherproof
  • Chemical resistance (resists corrosive chemicals
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Rigidity
  • Creep resistance
  • Withstands temperatures of –100 to +80 degrees centigrade

Applications for Polyethylene 500:

  • Machined parts
  • Guides and fixtures
  • Gears and rollers
  • Cutting boards
  • Vacuum table
  • Food and beverage industry

Polyethylene 500 Sheet
Natural and Black
Thickness: 1.5 – 100 mm
Sizes: 2000 x 1000 mm and
3000 x 1500mm

Polyethylene 500 Rod
Natural and Black
Outside Diameter: 10 – 250 mm

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UHMWPE Product Description

Polyethylene 7000 (UHMWPE – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is formulated for optimum sliding characteristics and resistance to wear and abrasion.  This polyethylene is virtually unbreakable and reduces friction, wear, clogging and noise when compared with metal.  This plastic product never needs lubrication.  Problems with cohesive, wet or sticky materials can be overcome with the use of UHMWPE in industrial situations ranging from fine foods to the mining industry.  Polyethylene 7000 is rated better than carbon steel for sliding abrasion applications.

Key Features and Benefits of Polyethylene 7000:

  • Impact strength
  • Very high dielectric strength
  • Chemical resistant (will not corrode)
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • No lubrication required
  • Electrical insulation
  • Weatherproof
  • Light weight
  • Approved for the food and beverage industries

 Applications for Polyethylene 7000:

  • Mechanical transmission support products
  • Mechanical bearing parts
  • Food machine equipment
  • Flow promoting liners to resist sliding abrasion and assist release
  • Conveyor components subject to high wear and requiring low friction
  • Parts subject to high impact stresses
  • Packaging
  • Assembly
  • Chemical production
  • Conveying
  • Elevating
  • Chain wear guide strip/profiles
  • Slides on boat trailers (black)
  • Bulk storage
  • Materials handling
  • Liners for tanks and bins/hoppers/chutes
  • Trucking industry – truck trays
  • Withstands temperatures of –260 to +90 degrees centigrade

Polyethylene 7000 Sheet
Natural
Thickness: 1.5 – 100 mm
Sizes: 2000 x 1000 mm and
3000 x 1000mm

Polyethylene 7000 Rod
Natural
Outside Diameter: 10 – 250 mm

Polyethylene 7000 SR Sheet
Black
Thickness: 1.5 – 100 mm
Sizes: 2000 x 1000 mm and
3000 x 1000mm

Polyethylene 7000 SR Rod
Black
Outside Diameter: 30 – 200 mm

Polyethylene 7000 Ultra Sheet

Green
Thickness: 3 – 100 mm
Sizes: 2000 x 1000 mm and
3000 x 1000mm

Polyethylene 7000 Ultra Rod
Green
Outside Diameter: 40 – 200 mm

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