TransPlas 1000 (U.H.M.W. Pe) is safe with food and is widely used in the food, dairy, cosmetics and packaging industries for the manufacture of Chain Guides, Belt Guides, Slide Strips, Wear Strips, Rollers, Bearing Bushes, Starwheels, Scrolls, etc.
TransPlas 1000R green and black (U.H.M.W. Pe) has all the properties of 1000 (virgin grade), except for a slightly lower notched impact strength and ball indentation hardness. TransPlas 1000R is primarily used for applications where outstanding abrasion resistance, superb anti-friction and mechanical properties are required at an economic price.
TransPlas has a range of Polyethylene for all sorts of applications where the polymer can have an additive applied at time of manufacture, ie. Glass, Ceramic, Carbon, etc.
A Glass and Ceramic additive improves the wear- resistance compared with 1000 grade by 150-250%.
A Carbon additive gives anti-static properties.
TransPlas 1000 has a very low coefficient of friction 0.05 wet, 0.10 dry. For more information see Physical Properties section page 845
TransPlas 1000 has a thermal linear expansion of approximately 2mm per 10°C per 1000mm; this does increase as the temperature rises. These figures quoted are a rule of thumb. Care must be taken when there are high tolerances, with varying high temperatures. It is recommended to leave expansion gaps in such cases, ie. for Chain Guides andWear Strips, etc
TransPlas can also supply 500 grade high molecular weight Polyethylene (H.M.W.Pe ), PVC, special types of Nylons, PTFE, etc. finished or semi-finished.