Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW)

UHMW is an exceptionally tough plastic that holds up, even after repeated impact. The abrasion resistance is extraordinary, with low friction under load. Virgin Grade UHMW is also exceptionally resistant to chemical attack including organic solvents. It's easily machined, self-lubricating and absorbs almost no water while providing high dielectric strength, but only moderate compression strength. UHMW operates safely at 160 ºF and doesn't break under IZOD impact testing.

  • Available as sheet/rod/tube
  • Available in virgin or regrind grades
  • Standard colors are white and black
  • Typical applications include wear pads, gears, bearings, corrosion resistant liners
  • Custom fabrication services available from WS Hampshire
Unit of Measure


O.D. x I.D.

N/A 1.500 x 1.000 in38.1 x 25.4 mm

Stock Size

N/A 10 ft3.048 m

Working Decimal Equivalent

N/A 1.50 x 1.00 in38.1 x 25.4 mm


N/A 1.500 in38.1 mm


N/A 1.000 in25.4 mm

Weight per Feet

N/A 0.4 lbs0.1814 kg


N/A Tubes



N/A Bearings Bins Chemical Pump Parts Chutes Rollers Wear Parts

Grade Description


    Extraordinary abrasion resistance and won't break under Izod testing. Chemical resistant, easily machined.