Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene is often referred to as the world’s toughest polymer. UHMW is a linear, ultra high-density polyethylene which has high abrasion resistance as well as high impact strength. UHMW is also chemical resistant and has a low coefficient of friction that makes it highly effective in a variety of applications. UHMW can be cross-linked, reprocessed, color-matched, machined and fabricated to meet most customer requirements. It is extrudable but not injection moldable. Its natural lubricity leads to extensive use for skids, gears, bushings, and other applications where sliding, meshing or other forms of contact are required, particularly in the papermaking industry.