UHMW is a heavy-duty, high-impact plastic used in a variety of extreme weather applications from forestry equipment to snowmobile skis. UHMW is virtually unbreakable, significantly more wear-resistant than steel, and not adversely affected by freezing winter temperatures. In snow plow edge applications, UHMW is much quieter than steel and more gentle on surfaces, increasing the longevity of roads and protecting aesthetic surfaces such as cobblestone and driveway transitions. Interstate Plastics cuts UHMW sheet to your specified dimensions and the material’s desirable machining properties allow customers to drill bolt-holes and mount edges with ease (and with no specialized hardware required).
PRICING BELOW, SOLD AS BLANKS, READY FOR YOU TO DRILL AND ADD HARDWARE TO MOUNT TO YOUR SNOW PLOW, SNOW PUSHER, SNOWBLOWER, OR BUCKET.
$1.50 per linear inch for .75″ thick x 2″ high. Recommended for snowblower edges, small plows, snow shovels, skid shoe pads, and other odds and ends.
$1.95 per linear inch for .75″ thick x 4″ high. Recommended for snow plows for garden tractors through compact tractors, ATV’s, UTV’s
$3.90 per linear inch for 1.25″ thick x 6″ high. Recommended for snow pushers, large compacts, trucks, skid steers, or other heavy equipment
60″ cutting edge would be:
$1.50 x 60″ for $90.
$1.95 x 60″ for $117.
$3.90 x 60″ for $234.
UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is a common machinable plastic known for durability, versatility and cost-effectiveness as well as abrasion, impact and chemical resistances. UHMW plastic features a molecular weight that ranges from 3.1 million to 100 million grams per mole, with an abrasion resistance that continues to improve as molecular weight increases. Reprocessed UHMW is an eco-friendly and economical alternative to standard virgin UHMW that uses a blended version of virgin and recycled UHMW. Reprocessed UHMW is excellent for non-food applications and offers all the benefits of standard UHMW at a much more cost effective price. Reprocessed UHMW features the same low coefficient of friction as standard UHMW while also offering a slightly better wear resistance. Reprocessed UHMW is used extensively for chain guides, wear rails, chute liners, truck liners, hopper liners and many other applications where excellent wear properties are required.
Low Coefficient of Friction: Reprocessed UHMW is used in applications where high levels of friction are likely to arise including conveyor guard rails, augers and wear strips, belt scrapers, chain guides, and idler rollers. Due to an extremely low coefficient of friction, its inherent lubricity minimizes heat-generating friction that tends to gradually destroy steel parts, and ensures smooth, noiseless operation.
Self-Lubricating Formula: High durability, low friction and wear resistance are key reasons why reprocessed UHMW is the material of choice for a myriad of applications. Reprocessed UHMW offers an extremely low coefficient of friction due to a specialized built-in lubricant that replaces unwanted grease and oil. It also enhances efficiency and productivity in many applications. Reprocessed UHMW’s self-lubricating formula helps to extend part life because the internal lubricant ensures that parts will not break or need replacement.