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Alro Plastics Product: UHMW Product Family

Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE or sometimes shortened to UHMW), also known as high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE) or high-performance polyethylene (HPPE), is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene. It has extremely long chains, with molecular weight numbering in the millions, usually between 2 and 6 million. The longer chain serves to transfer load more effectively to the polymer backbone by strengthening intermolecular interactions. This results in a very tough material, with the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made. It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals, with exception of oxidizing acids. It has extremely low moisture absorption, has a very low coefficient of friction, is self-lubricating, and is highly resistant to abrasion (15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel). Its coefficient of friction is significantly lower than that of acetal. It is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.


TIVAR®1000 UHMW is an excellent general purpose wear material that meets FDA, USDA, & 3-A Dairy guidelines for pharmaceutical processing and food contact applications. Standard colors are Natural (White) and Black, custom colors are also available.


Blue in color, is recognized worldwide as the premium lining material for bulk material handling, TIVAR 88 is noted for its performance in promoting bulk solids flow of cohesive or non-free flowing materials due to its low surface friction.

TIVAR® CeramP®

TIVAR CeramP is a shatter resistant alternative to ceramics. TIVAR CeramP is noted for dimensional stability. TIVAR CeramP is a proven performer in high speed, high load

TIVAR® CleanStat®

TIVAR CleanStat is a static-reduced product that meets FDA & USDA guidelines for food handling and pharmaceutical processing. TIVAR CleanStat is weldable and will eliminate static build-up problems while exhibiting a longer-wearing, lower-coefficient of friction sliding surface than stainless steel.

TIVAR® DockGuard

TIVAR DockGuard provides dock fender facing that outlasts other materials such as wood, rubber, urethane or high density polyethylene. The ideal material for marine fender systems, TIVAR DockGuard allows vessels to glide easily along its surface without marring hulls.

TIVAR® DrySlide

TIVAR DrySlide is modified with special dry additives for enhanced coefficient of friction and antistatic properties. TIVAR DrySlide is effective in dusty environments where components need extra lubrication and anti-static properties.


TIVAR® ESD is an ideal material to use when potentially volatile conditions exist, such as those in grain elevators and munitions plants, effectively safeguarding against static discharges.

TIVAR® U.V. Resistant

TIVAR U.V. Resistant is modified for enhanced stability in outdoor applications and is available black as a standard and also in custom colors. Outdoor applications for TIVAR U.V. Resistant are endless.


TIVAR H.O.T. is formulated to maintain key performance properties in an extended temperature range, TIVAR H.O.T. will excel in a variety of industrial manufacturing environments where temperatures range up to 275°F.

TIVAR® Oil Filled

TIVAR Oil Filled is an enhanced dynamic coefficient of friction formula, exuding an oil additive to lubricate mating surfaces. This is commonly used for applications requiring higher pressure velocity values. TIVAR Oil Filled meets FDA & USDA guidelines for food contact applications.

TIVAR® PolySteel

TIVAR PolySteel is compounded to achieve specific gravity >1 (won't float); activates metal detectors. TIVAR PolySteel has been specially formulated to create a magnetically detectable polymer material that can be separated from wood pulp in solution.

Polystone® M (UHMW)

Polystone MPolystone® M 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.

Polystone® M MDT

Polystone M MDTPolystone® M MDT complies with FDA regulations concerning direct contact with food. Every food processor that utilizes metal detectors in their processing or packaging operations can easily realize the advantages of Polystone® M MDT.

Polystone® M XDT

Polystone M XDTPolystone® M XDT – The industry’s first X-ray detectable UHMW-PE! Working with one of the world’s largest food processors and a leading manufacturer of X-ray inspection systems, Polystone M XDT has proven to be detected with a particle size as small as 3mm cube.

Reprocessed UHMW

UHMW reprocessed, partially composed of reprocessed UHMW-PE material, has an overall lower property level than the virgin UHMW-PE. The reprocessed grade shows a favorable price-performance ratio for applications in many kinds of industries with less demanding requirements.

UHMW Adhesive Backed Sheet and Tape

Pressure sensitive tapes and materials can be applied in areas where mechanical fastening is undesirable due to cost or application demands. The substrate should be as smooth as possible and must be clean and free of any potential contamination.