Polyethylene RG1000 Sheet – UHMWPE With Recycled Material
RG1000 can be machined into virtually anything, from small gears and bearings to huge sprockets--shapes that until recently were only possible with metals. It not only outperforms metal in abrasion applications, it's also easier to machine and therefore cheaper. This versatile polymer can be milled, planed, sawed, drilled, to create a huge variety of parts at a very competitive price.
The material is used in
Chemical-, corrosion- and wear-resistant
No moisture absorption
Non-toxic, low-friction surface
What are the advantages of RG1000 Sheet?
RG1000 is odourless, tasteless, and nontoxic.
More economical than virgin grade
It has extremely low moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of friction
Its self-lubricating, and is highly resistant to abrasion.
It is also very resistant to water, moisture, most chemicals
Resistant to micro-organisms.
How does RG1000 Sheet Perform?
RG1000, sometimes referred to as “regen”, as its the recycled grade of UHMWPE. Its sliding and abrasion performance is close to that of virgin grade. This material is suitable for low friction sliding applications, but is generally used in areas that do not require the unique properties of the virgin grade of UHMWPE such as Food or Pharmaceutical. Its incredibly low co-efficient of friction will produce components with a very high life span with very low drag. This engineering plastic Sheet is resistant to many dilute acids, solvents and cleaning agents.
What is RG1000 Sheet used for?
Because RG1000 has excellent abrasion resistance it is often used for lining chutes, hoppers and is also used for slide-ways and wear blocks in aggressive environments. Because RG1000 Sheet has very low moisture absorption, its great for some high demand areas of marine applications.
Remember this product is good for non-FDA applications only, such as forest-product drag conveyor flights, conveyor-chain wear plates, and belt-conveyor wipers and skirts.
Why choose RG1000 Sheet?
Its very similar to Virgin UHMWPE but with a definite price advantage, this Sheet also has the exceptionally low coefficient of friction which offers superb sliding properties and is one of the best for wear and abrasion resistance. RG1000 Sheet is tough even at low temperatures. It has low weight, is easy to weld, but difficult to bond.
What RG1000 Sheet isn’t suitable for?
RG1000 is not suitable for food contact applications or medical uses.
Does RG1000 have any unique characteristics?
Its coefficient of friction is significantly lower than that of nylon and acetal, and is comparable to that of PTFE, or Teflon, but RG1000 has better abrasion resistance than PTFE. As with all UHMWPE plastics, they are very slippery and even have a surface texture that almost feels waxy.