UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is lining material that is used to reduce flow problems of bulk solids in bins, hoppers, chutes, truck beds and bulk material handling for the Mining Industry.

The special range of UHMWPE solves problems of friction, wear and flow of materials.

Benefits include:

  • Very High Impact Strength
  • Exceptionally low friction
  • Low water absorption
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Wear and abrasion resistant
  • UV Stability
  • High Operating Temperature
  • Economic Advantages
    • Lower Cost for lining an existing bin is about one third of the cost of construction steel
    • Lower Weight -a reduction in weight of almost three tons compared to standard method of welding steel sheets. The reduced load of the structure makes installation simpler.
  • Longer Life span – In the sand slurry test UHMWPE is significantly longer than conventional steel.

Applications

Traditional steel surfaces become corroded causing the bulk material to stick to the steel. Changes in moisture and particle size affect the products flowability

UHMWPE is used in a variety of industries that handle bulk materials from Mining up to the final processing or use of the product.

MINING  
·         Off-road truck bed liners ·         Shovel liners
·         Hopper liners ·         Chute liners
·         Scrapers ·         Dragline bucket liners
·         Stacker/ Reclaimer bucket liners ·         Front-end loader buckets
   
TRANSPORTATION  
·         Ship holds ·         Railcars
·         On-road truck bed liners  
   
STORAGE AND HANDLING  
·         Silos, bins, bunkers ·         Reclaim hoppers
·         Truck dump hoppers ·         Rail dump hoppers
·         Vibratory feeder pans ·         Receiving Hoppers
·         Dozer blade liners ·         Slider beds
·         Skirting ·         Belt scrapers
   
PROCESSING  
·         Day bins ·         Surge bins
·         Batch hoppers ·         Storage silos and bins
·         Hoppers ·         Chutes
·         Feeders ·         Screw conveyors
   
BULK MATERIALS HANDLED  
·         Coal ·         Iron ore
·         Copper concentrate ·         Clay
·         Limestone ·         Soda Ash
·         Chemical Powders ·         Nickel Ore
·         Synthetic Gypsum ·         Peat
·         Kaolin Clay ·         Potash
·         Salt ·         Silica Sand
·         Soap Detergent ·         Wood Chips
·         Zinc Concentrate ·         Phosphate
·         Dust ·         Talc