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ARPLEX® Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE)

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is a linear, high density polymer which, due to its extremely high molecular weight exhibits unique abrasion resistance, corrosion resistance and self-lubrication characteristics.




ARPLEX® is used in a wide variety industries with applications ranging from chute liners to wear strips. Products manufactured from ARPLEX® help to reduce maintenance expenses, part replacement costs and downtime because of its long wear-life.
ARPLEX® products also help to protect the integrity of original equipment, extending equipment wear-life as well. ARPLEX® grades of ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene are tough wear resistant materials that combine abrasion resistant properties with low coefficients of friction. These self-lubricating polymers resist wear, friction and corrosion. ARPLEX® cuts maintenance costs, energy consumption, and offers chemical resistance thereby extending equipment life in a wide variety of industries. With a working temperature range of -60° to 180°F ARPLEX® is an excellent solution in many chute, truck bed liner and hopper applications.

Services
With our portfolio of technologies and our experience in the conveyance of abrasive media St. Lawrence offers expertise in addressing wear issues. Our services include on-site wear assessments, material handling layout revisions according to application specific requirements, design and construction of various chute and liner components. From our technologies our product range includes; complete chutes, truck bed liners, hoppers, and custom components according to customer requirements.
The St. Lawrence North American Fabrication Facility has the advanced fabrication equipment, products, people, and expertise to provide technological solutions for the most challenging wear problems.

• Chute Liners
• Hopper Liners
• Truck Bed Liners
• Skirt Boards
• Chain Conveyor Wear Plates

Available Grades
ARPLEX®-V (White) is our most popular grade of polyethylene. Produced from pure, 100% virgin UHMW-PE resin, ARPLEX®-V is accepted by the USDA and FDA for use in food and pharmaceutical processing equipment. With an average molecular weight of 4 million ARPLEX®-V performs well in wear applications at temperatures up to 120ºF.

ARPLEX®-R (Green) is produced from recycled UHMWPE mixed with a green pigment. ARPLEX®-R is an inexpensive general purpose grade with an average molecular weight of 4 million. It is ideal for many wear applications in material handling systems and storage containers.

ARPLEX® VX-AR (Grey) is a cross-linked, UV Stabilized, Self-Lubricating, special purpose UHMW-PE grade. This chemically improved material has a molecular weight of 6 million and exhibits wear resistant qualities



Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Arplex Wear Resistant



Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Arplex Physical Properties Wear Resistant

* Industry standard testing method using slurry of 60% aluminum oxide and 40% water at a rotation speed of 1750 rpm for 2 hours. Results indicate the ability of each material, in relation to Natural (=100), to resist abrasion under typical UHMW-PE applications. A lower number indicates better abrasion resistance


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