UHMW-PE: Stronger, Lighter and Less Expensive

Soucy Plastiques uses a compression moulding process that allows us to produce, from a UHMW-PE powder, a wide range of parts to suit your needs. These parts can be machined or integrated with other materials such as rubber. 

More and more manufacturers choose UHMW-PE instead of metals, alloys and other plastics to benefit from the following advantages:

  • Less expensive than steel and other metals
  • Suitable for the manufacturing of complex or detailed parts
  • Ideal for combining multiple parts into a single one
  • Corrosion resistant, providing a perfect alternative to metal
  • Resistant to abrasion, wear and impact, better than carbon steel
  • Excellent adhesion to rubber and metal
  • Nontoxic, approved by the FDA and USDA: ideal for food applications
  • Self-lubricating
  • Sliding, with a low coefficient of friction
  • Flexible, shape-memory polymer
  • Unbreakable with high break elongation
  • Inert and resistant to many chemicals
  • Sound absorbing, unlike metals
  • Waterproof, does not swell
  • Light
  • Resistant to a wide range of temperatures (-73 to 80 °C)
  • Antistatic
  • Recyclable
  • Thermo-dimensionally stable
  • Suitable for manufacturing colored parts, and even parts with patterns 

What is UHMW-PE?

The ultra-high molecular mass polyethylene is primarily a material that is used to manufacture very complex parts. UHMW-PE parts can replace those produced with steel, aluminum, various metals and other polymers. An opaque polyolefin with a crystalline structure, also known under the names of high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) and very high molecular weight polyethylene, UHMW-PE is a plastic used in the manufacturing of parts that are under a high level of stress. The extremely high molecular weight (up to 9,000,000 Daltons) and long chain conformation give the UHMW-PE its properties, even though it is lighter than metal. Its extreme resistance to physical forces and chemicals as well as its self-lubricating and slick surface prevent clogging and adhesion (see the UHMW-PE specifications).

About Soucy Plastiques

Founded in 1981, Soucy Plastiques, Inc. specializes in the manufacturing of compression moulded UHMW-PE products. We offer our exceptional experience in designing solutions for the moulding of UHMW-PE parts by direct compression as well as for extrusion sinterization of profiles.

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Email: Loren@northamericanplasticsales.com