UHMW Polyethylene

DPI is Your Source for UHMW Plastic Parts, Providing Unparalleled Benefits of Wear Resistance, Corrosion Resistance, and Strength 


DPI’s UHMW (ultra-high molecular weight) polyethylene is an excellent material choice for parts and components used in applications that require superior structural strength, low friction, lubricity, abrasion resistance, and corrosion resistance. 

UHMW-PE is an extremely durable, yet lightweight, engineered plastic material. Because of its unique molecular/structural properties, UHMW plastic provides benefits that make it superior to other types of plastic as well as metals – in fact UHMW plastic is an excellent alternative to metal in many applications. Additionally, UHMW plastic can be easily machined, fabricated, or injection molded. 

DPI AG Chain Sprockets, light weight, no need for lubrication, used in Agriculture and Food Processing

UHMW Advantages  

Just a few of the reasons to specify Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from DPI for parts and components:  

  • Extremely Tough and Durable
  • Wear Resistant / Abrasion Resistant
  • Lightweight and Versatile
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
  • Lubricity / Self-Lubricating
  • Noise Level Reduction 
  • Easily to Work With, Machinable
  • Injection Moldable (DPI proprietary capabilities)

Today, many industries are discovering the benefits of UHMW plastics for essential equipment. Our creative engineers work with you to develop the right UHMW structure to suit the unique demands of your specific application. UHMW components are ideal for industries such as forestry and timber production, water treatment, food processing, agriculture, mining, and material handling. Learn more about the industries we serve.


UHMW for OEM and Replacement Parts

Because of its unique benefits, UHMW plastic is ideal for use in OEM parts as well as replacement parts and components. In fact, in many applications, UHMW-PE provides advantages over metal parts. Make DPI’s UHMW parts a part of your organization’s preventive maintenance and replacement parts inventory program with a supply of common wear parts. And when it comes to emergency repairs or part replacement, our team is standing by to provide the parts you need to minimize production downtown.

UHMW Part Solutions from DPI

Diversified Plastics, Inc. engineers and fabricates a full line of essential UHMW plastic components such as:

  • Sprockets & Gears
  • Bearings & Bushings
  • Pulleys & Belt Sheaves
  • Diverter Arms/Guides
  • Chain Guides
  • Wheel Rolls & Rollers
  • Augers
  • Drive Components
  • Wear Strips, Guards & Bumpers

Injection Molded UHMW Only from DPI

DPI is one of the few manufacturers with the capabilities to injection-mold UHMW polyethylene, thanks to our state-of-the-art facilities and plastics expertise. Our proprietary injection molding process can produce products of UHMW-PE, high density polyethylene, polypropylene, urethane, and nylon. Our injection molding capabilities provide benefits such as custom and precision parts work, faster cycle times, reduced material waste, cost efficiencies, and high production runs. So, why machine it when you can mold it

Injection-moldable UHMW resin is an extraordinarily versatile material suited to thousands of industrial applications.

Injection molding reduces time and cost relative to machining. It allows for production options such as over-molding on other materials, bonding with elastomers, and even molding around threaded metal inserts or objects. It makes it easy to mold-in valuable information such as company names and logos, part numbers, custom colors, and manufacturing dates. And where perfection is a must, molded parts can be economically machined to exact tolerances.

Contact us to learn how our engineers can advise on the right UHMW materials
solutions for your engineered/industrial plastic parts applications.