May Material of the Month –Lubricated Ultrex ™ UHMW/PE.

Lubricated ULTREXTM UHMW/PE was developed to have additional lubricity in the form of a continuously regenerating surface film. This is achieved by incorporating proprietary additives into the base UHMW/PE polymer. This homogeneous blend, which is extruded under high pressure, produces products that are self-lubricating; slowly releasing lubricant at temperatures developed in ordinary use.

The extruded product exhibits excellent dimensional stability, good wear resistance and a surface that is not oily to the touch. Dimensional changes are inconsequential and other desirable properties are unaffected. The standard color for this material is Gray. When used in accordance with the applicable FDA polyolefin regulation 21 CFR 177.1520, it meets the requirements of 2.1 and 2.2 for food contact applications.

Lubricated Ultrex™ UHMW/PE is easily fabricatedusing traditional methods such as turning, milling or drilling. Our in-house Engineering, Extrusion and Fabrication teams can provide a single source solution for your project.

Contact our Sales team today and let The Spiratex Company change the shape of plastics with your custom Lubricated Ultrex™ UHMW/PE extrusion!

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