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Industrial Polymers

PLAS-TEX™ – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polymer

Plastex is a general purpose, polyethylene based, industrial polymer. It is designed to handle a variety of maintenance applications where chemical attack, noise reduction, abrasion, friction, heat, and even static electricity are of concern.

Plastex comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations. It can also be fabricated into finished parts for immediate installation.

Advantages

Abrasion Resistant - able to withstand high levels of wear.

Self Lubricating - ideal for sliding applications where material flow is an issue.

Chemical Resistant - offers a high degree of resistance to many industrial chemicals.

USDA and FDA Compliant - this material is suitable for wet and/or dry direct food contact

Light Weight - roughly 12% the weight of steel.

Machinable - can be machined and formed with standard machinery tools.

Typical Applications

  • Truck Bed Liners
  • Rail Car Liners
  • Hoppers
  • Wear Strips
  • Gears
  • Chain Guides
  • Chute Liners
  • Sprockets
  • Bushings
  • Rollers
  • Various Wear Pads
  • Machine Parts
  • Chutes
  • End Blocks

Available Shapes

  • Rounds
  • Squares
  • Flats
  • Tubing
  • Extrusions
  • Channels
  • Strips
  • Plates
  • Sheets

Material Selection Guide

Natural - White Color - Multi-purpose polyethylene; FDA and/or USDA approved

Reprocessed - Black or Green Color - Economical benefit for non-food or pharmaceutical applications.

UV Stabilized - Black Color - Extended service life in outdoor applications.

Oil Filled - Grey Color - To reduce the coefficient of friction, FDA and USDA approved.

Mine Plate - Blue Color - Excellent wear resistance and dimensional stability.

Anti-Static - Black Color - Electrically conductive to reduce static buildup.

Rubber Backed - White Color - Allows the use of adhesive for means of fastening.

Extreme - Orange Color - Superior wear resistance, dimensional stable, and UV stabilized.