As a top plastic manufacturer, Slideways only uses the best plastic – UHMW – in machining plastic components and chain guides. All types of UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) of plastic used in our custom fabricated parts have these characteristics:
- Noise reduction
- Corrosion Resistance
- Low Friction
- No moisture
Natural UHMW – Our most popular material because it is so versatile for so many industries and because it meets FDA and USDA standards.
Repro/UHMW – Reprocessed UHMW is available in green and black.
OF/UHMW – Oil-filled for lower friction, this UHMW is used in roll-end bearings, roller chain guides, star wheels and more.
CS/UHMW – (Tivar® Clean-Stat) is anti-static, meets FDA and USDA and 3-A Dairy standards. Used in hopper liners and vibratory feeder pans.
CP/UHMW – (Ceram P® – Glass-filled UHMW, good for high loads, high speed. Used in bushings, pump impellers and wire belt pulleys.
DS/UHMW – (DrySlide) is also anti-static and ideal for dusty environments.
AS/UHMW – Anti-static formula which protects against an electrical charge build-up. Used in these industries – chemicals, explosives, electronics, grain handling and package handling.
HT/UHMW – High Temperature UHMW up to 275º, used in Baking, conveyor manufacturing, food processing, meat & poultry processing and pet food manufacturing.
UV/HTMW – Ultra-violet protected and resistant, retaining key properties up to three times longer for outside use in Marina, transportation, recreation and agriculture.
Tivar® 88 (Special Lining Formula) – Promotes reliable, steady bulk material flow, used in liners slider beds, and wear strips.