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® offers a very economical solution for a wide range of material handling applications including chute liners to wear strips. Pr oducts manufactured from ARPLEX® help to reduce maintenance expenses, part replacement costs and downtime.


  • Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Excellent Corrosion Resistance
  • Chemical resistant
  • Ease of Installation
  • Noise Reduction
  • Light Weight
  • Max Service Temp 180° F

Physical Properties Comparison

Coefficient of
Friction Static*
Coefficient of
Friction Dynamic*
IZOD Impact
Hardness*Relative Volumetric
Abrasion Loss
Thermal Expansion
Dielectric StrengthElongation*
Unitsgm/cm3psiKJ/m2Shore D1/KKV/mn%
ARPLEX Rgreen.9353000.17-.20.10-.209663-69901.9 x 10-4900290
ARPLEX VX-ARgray.9322900.15 -.20.08-.1812062-66851.0 x 10-4900330
ARPLEX Sblue.9602700.15-.20.10-.2011063-67751.0 x 10-4900265

Arplex R: Reprocessed material that is eco-friendly and the most economical choice for material handling applications.

Arplex VX-AR: Crosslinked product offers the lowest coefficient of friction while still offering good wear resistance and impact strength.

Arplex S: Highest density MPG glass filled pr oduct and recommended choice for greatest abrasion resistance and dimensional stability.

Continuous Service Temp: 180° F

Melting Point: 257° F

*At 73° F

ARPLEX® Fastener Caps

ARPLEX Fastener Caps

Sheet Sizes (48" x 96" or 48" x 120")

1/8″ to 4″

Thickness Tolerances

Thickness Tolerances
1/8″ Thick = ± .010″
3/16″ – 3/8″ Thick = ± .020″
1/2″ – 4″ Thick = ± 10%

Chemical Resistance

M = Values may change under mechanical stress.

A = Acceptable. Specimen is resistant…Swelling <3% or weight loss <0.5%. Break elongation not significantly altered.

L = Limited. Specimen has limited resistance…Swelling 3-8% or weight loss 0.5-5% and/or break elongation decreased by <50%.

U= Unacceptable. Specimen is not resistant…Swelling > 8% or weight loss > 5% and/ or break elongation decreased by >50%.

Values obtained at room temperature call for high or low temperature applications. Number indicates concentration if < 100%.

All information and recommendations regarding properties and applications are based upon tests and data believed accurate. Any particular application is the sole responsibility of the user. No warranty is expressed or implied.

Acetic AcidAHydrochloric AcidA
AcetoneAHydrogen PeroxideA
AcrylonitrileAHydrogen SulphideA
Allyl Alcohol (96%)ALactic AcidA
Aluminum Chloride (Aqueous)AMagnesium Chloride (Aqueous)A
Ammonia (Aqueous)AMercuryA
Ammonium Chloride (Aqueous)AMethanolA
AnilineAMethyl Ethyl KetoneA
BenzaldehydeAMethylene ChlorideL
BenzeneLMineral OilA
Benzyl AlcoholAMotor OilA
Bleach (Chlorine)UNitric AcidA to L
Boric AcidANitobenzeneA
ButanolAOleic AcidA
Butyl AcetateAOzoneL
Calcium ChlorideAPerchloric Acid (50%)A
Carbon DisulphideLPetroleumA
Carbon TetrachlorideL to U, MPhenolA
Chlorine GasLPhosphoric AcidA
ChlorobenzeneLPotassium Chromate (40%)A
ChloroformL to U, MPotassium Hydroxide (30%)A
Chromic AcidAPotassium NitrateA
Citric AcidAPotassium PermanganateA
CyclohexanoneASea WaterA
DekalinASodium Carbonate (10%)A
Dibutyl PhthalateASodium Chloride (10%)A
Diesel FuelASodium Hydroxide (60%)A
Diethyl EtherA to LSulphuric Acid (75%)A
EthanolATetrahydrofuraneA to U, M
Ethyl AcetateATetralinA
Ethylene ChlorideLThionyl ChlorideU
Ethylene DiamineATolueneL
Ferric ChlorideATransformer OilA
FluorineUTrichlorethyleneA to U, M
FormaldehydeAUrea, Aqueous (30%)A
Formic AcidAWaterA
FurfurolAZinc Chloride (Aqueous)A