Water Absorbent Materials: How to Select the Right Plastic Compound

Feb 17, 2016 9:04:00 AM / by Slideways, Inc. posted in plastic, polyethylene, water absorption


Selecting the perfect water absorbent material can be challenging. When considering a water-absorbing polymer material to use for a custom machined part and a specific application, some typical properties to evaluate are

  • Temperature
  • Impact strength, and
  • Wear resistance

Thinking about how much water a plastic component can absorb might not come immediately to mind.

But like many materials, plastics can absorb water — although they aren't the best water-absorbing material.

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How Dry Lubricant Polyethylene Reduces Friction & Improves Performance

Mar 4, 2015 9:02:00 AM / by Slideways, Inc. posted in plastic, lower friction, uhmw, lubricant, polyethylene


blulub dry lubricant polyethyleneA proprietary, new high-performance ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene compound incorporates solid lubricants to offer a lower coefficient of friction. This significantly improved chain and belt performance in a wide range of conveyors and other material processing systems.

Introducing BluLub: The High-Performance Dry Lubricant Polyethylene

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