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Selecting the Right Material: Water Absorption

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

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When considering a plastic compound 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.

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High performance, dry lubricant polyethylene ideal for reducing friction, improving performance

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

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

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