UHMW, also known as high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a high performance plastic. UHMW is a tough, wear resistant plastic that combines an incredibly low coefficient of friction with outstanding impact strength. This self-lubricating polymer has excellent chemical resistance and a broad temperature range making it the perfect choice for engineers in a variety of industries such as converyor bulk material handling.UHMW has a very low coefficient of friction. Frictional wear on unlubricated surfaces in contact with UHMW is less than with any other plastic. UHMW also displays extraordinary resistance to abrasive wear by gritty materials. It is recommended for use at temperature ranging from -250°C to 82°C. Standard mill shapes are: tubular bars, profiles and rod. UHMW rod is known for high impact strength, low moisture absorption, abrasion and resistance to corrosive chemicals.