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TIVAR® UHMW Polyethylene

  Technical Specifications

TIVAR® Premium UHMW Polyethylene is an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene known for its wear and corrosion resistance, self-lubrication, low coefficient of friction, and impact strength. It is lightweight and outperforms stainless steel, weighing only 1/8 as much. It also can handle wide temperature ranges, making it perfect for use on freezing lines or on lines with intermittent temperatures of up to 212° F. TIVAR® can address problems such as noise, premature wear, stretched chains, and expensive replacements. It is ideal for a wide range of applications, from food processing, to bulk material handling, to pharmaceutical processing. TIVAR® needs no special care and can be cleaned with water, steam, detergents, or disinfectants.

  Grades and Colors

  • TIVAR® 1000
    TIVAR® 1000 is an excellent general-purpose material that meets FDA, USDA and 3-A Dairy guidelines for food handling and pharmaceutical processing. Applications include guide rails, rollers, chain tensioners guides, wastewater-treatment scraper blades, wearstrips, and bearings.
    Download the TIVAR 1000 Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® Recycled
    TIVAR® Recycled is a blend of virgin and reclaimed TIVAR®. This product is good for less demanding, non-FDA applications, such as forest-product drag conveyor flights, conveyor-chain wear plates, and belt-conveyor wipers and skirts.
    Download the TIVAR Recycled Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® H.O.T.
    TIVAR® H.O.T. maintains key performance properties (such as resistance to oxidation, corrosion, and chemicals) over and extended range of temperatures. It performs exceptionally well in manufacturing environments of up to 275º F, nearly 100º higher than other UHMW-PE formulations. It has a reduced oxidation rate, which slows material degradation and extends wear-life in chemical or high-temperature environments. It meets FDA guidelines and is USDA compliant. TIVAR® H.O.T. is an ideal material for use in conveyor systems or other equipment that often is exposed to chemical wash-downs.
    Download the TIVAR H.O.T. Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® AntiStatic
    TIVAR® AntiStatic protects parts sensitive to dust and static electricity accumulation, providing a surface resistivity of between 10^5 and 10^9 (ohms/cm2). Applications include grain handling, electronics, and the chemical, explosives, and munitions industries.
    Download the TIVAR Anti-Static Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® DrySlide
    TIVAR® DrySlide is modified with dry lubricants to enhance its coefficient of friction and antistatic properties. It is recommended for parcel-handling chutes and transfer plates, and also for conveyor components in dusty environments. It has the lowest coefficient of friction of any of the TIVAR® products.
    Download the TIVAR Dryslide Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® Ceram P
    TIVAR® Ceram P is composed of virgin polymer and premium additives, making it a shatter-resistant alternative to ceramics and is noted for its dimensional stability. It is suited for high-speed, high-load, and sliding-abrasion applications and can outwear AR steel, virgin UHMW, and other materials.
    Download the TIVAR Ceram P Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® Oil Filled
    TIVAR® Oil Filled uses oil-filled polymers to achieve an enhanced coefficient of friction. It often is used for applications requiring higher-pressure velocity values, such as sprockets and conveyor components. TIVAR® Oil Filled also meets FDA guidelines for food processing and handling applications.
    Download the TIVAR Oil Filled Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® UV Resistant
    TIVAR® UV Resistant has been modified for enhanced stability in outdoor applications. Applications include snowplow blades, dock-fender facings, farm machinery, snowmobile ski skins and belly-pan liners, and amusement park slides and wear components.
    Download the TIVAR UV Resistant Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® CleanStat
    TIVAR® CleanStat is FDA approved and USDA compliant for use in food processing applications where static charge build-up is a problem. It is long-wearing and has a lower coefficient of friction than stainless steel.
    Download the TIVAR CleanStat Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® 88
    TIVAR® 88 is the product of choice for all bulk-material handling operations. It has excellent abrasion and chemical resistance, making it the longest-wearing liner material produced. Its low surface friction enables even the stickiest of bulk materials to flow freely, eliminating problems such as arching and ratholing. It is well suited for use in chutes, hoppers and process equipment. TIVAR® 88 is lightweight and easily machined. It is also available in an antistatic formulation.
    Download the TIVAR 88 Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® 88-2
    TIVAR® 88-2 is a weldable version of TIVAR® 88, making it an excellent choice for solving complicated chute and hopper lining problems. It is also available in an antistatic formulation and can be used to make one-piece “drop-in” liners for chutes and hoppers.
    Download the TIVAR 88-2 Datasheet.pdf

  • TIVAR® 88 with BurnGuard
    TIVAR® 88 with BurnGuard is the product of choice for liners that might be exposed to combustion. It is designed to self-extinguish when the combustion source is removed. TIVAR® 88 with BurnGuard meets MSHA 1C-112/1 for underground mining and has a UL94 V-0 flammability rating.
    Download the TIVAR 88 w BurnGuard Datasheet.pdf

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  Key Properties:

  • Self-lubricating
  • Maintains key physical properties to -30° C
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Resistant to water and caustic compounds
  • Lightweight and easy to clean

  Standard Shapes and Forms:

  • Sheet: .060" - 6" thick
  • Rod: .250" - 10" diameter
  • Tubular Bar: .875" - 9.50" OD / .250" - 8.25" ID
  • Other Forms: Wear strip, UHMW Polyethylene, Extruded profiles: U-channel, angle, etc. 
  • The range of sizes and shapes are grade specific, order minimums may apply. Please contact us for more information. 

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