Northeast Plastics

UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)

Please call 215-637-2221 for price and availability.



up to 120"


up to 60"
Thickness: .062"-4"



up to 120"

Diameter: .25"-8"

For larger sizing, cut to size, machined parts, and 3 dimensional fabrication call today for a quote.

Product Overview


UHMW- Engineering thermoplastic

Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight (UHMW) polyethylene is an engineered plastic. It is abrasion resistant, has a low coefficient of friction, and superior impact strength compared to other polymers. It is chemical resistant, self-lubricating, and has a high resistance to stress cracking. Its durability under various environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures, makes it a versatile choice for demanding industrial applications. Additionally, UHMW's non-toxic nature and compliance with FDA and USDA regulations enable its use in industries requiring stringent safety standards.


Features and Benefits:

  • Exceptional Mechanical Strength: Perfect for high-stress applications, UHMW can handle heavy loads with ease.
  • High Thermal Stability: Withstands extreme temperatures, maintaining its properties in harsh environments.
  • Chemical Resistance: Resistant to a wide range of chemicals, including acids and solvents, ensuring longevity and reliability.
  • Low Moisture Absorption: Performs consistently even in humid and wet conditions, keeping its integrity intact.
  • Biocompatibility: Certain grades are suitable for medical use, thanks to their biocompatibility and ability to be sterilized.


  • Food & Beverage: NSF 51 certified options available UHMW is perfect for cutting boards and food preparation surfaces.
  • Medical: Used in implants and devices due to their biocompatibility and ability to be sterilized.
  • Automotive: Durable and wear-resistant, perfect for various automotive parts.
  • Electronics: Great for insulative and heat-resistant components.
  • Industrial Machinery: Robust and long-lasting, suitable for parts that need to withstand tough conditions.


At Northeast Plastics, we offer a wide range of UHMW PE grades, from standard UHMW to food safe and colored variants, each designed to meet specific industrial needs. Whether you need mechanical strength, thermal resistance, or chemical stability, we have the perfect UHMW grade for your application.

Ready to upgrade your materials? Contact Northeast Plastics today to learn more about our UHMW offerings and how they can benefit your projects!