Metal Detectable UHMW

Jan 28, 2015 2:45:00 PM / by Slideways, Inc.

Metal-Detectable-chain-guide-top_rightMetal-detectable ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene is an ideal solution for rugged, wear-resistant moving components used in food processing, bottling and canning, packaging, pharmaceutical manufacturing – any system in which it’s critical to detect and prevent potential contamination threats that pose serious liability risks.

Metal-detectable UHMW features unique additives that enable this compound to be easily traced using standard metal detectors to prevent contamination of food caused by equipment breakage or parts wear. Replacing system parts with engineered UHMW compounds can often improve production speed and extend equipment life. The demand for metal-detectable UHMW plastics as a replacement for metal parts is growing rapidly because, in addition to reducing liability issues and product recall threats, they offer outstanding wear-resistance and excellent sliding characteristics.

Metal-detectable UHMW features include:

  • Metal-detectable properties
  • X Ray visibility
  • FDA direct food contact approval
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • High impact resistance
  • Self-lubrication
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Water & dirt repellency
  • Acid resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Vibration & noise dampening
  • Chemical resistance
  • Lightweight
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Low temperature suitability

Metal detectable UHMW materials can replace existing plastic processing system components with metal detectable ones, including chain guides, wear strips, belt guides, rollers, idler wheels and custom parts. In many cases, metal-detectable UHMW can offer significant cost savings as a result of:

  • Reduced exposure to contaminated processes
  • Improved impact-resistances resulting in less breakage
  • Reduced down time for increased productivity
  • Reduced energy consumption because of lighter system components
  • Extended processing equipment life cycles as a result of excellent wear properties that allow longer parts replacement intervals

Check out our website to learn more about metal-detectable UHMW and to download our metal-detectable UHMW product sheet.

Slideways, Inc.

Written by Slideways, Inc.

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