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

Product Color Density Tensile Strength* Coefficient of Friction Static* Coefficient of Friction Dynamic* IZOD Impact Strength* Hardness* Relative Volumetric Abrasion Loss Thermal Expansion Coefficient Dielectric Strength Elongation*
Units gm/cm3 psi KJ/m2 Shore D 1/K KV/mn %
ARPLEX R green .935 3000 .17-.20 .10-.20 96 63-69 90 1.9 x 10-4 900 290
ARPLEX VX-AR gray .932 2900 .15 -.20 .08-.18 120 62-66 85 1.0 x 10-4 900 330
ARPLEX S blue .960 2700 .15-.20 .10-.20 110 63-67 75 1.0 x 10-4 900 265

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.

Chemical Resistance Chemical Resistance
Acetaldehyde A Glycerine A
Acetic Acid A Hydrochloric Acid A
Acetone A Hydrogen Peroxide A
Acrylonitrile A Hydrogen Sulphide A
Allyl Alcohol (96%) A Lactic Acid A
Aluminum Chloride (Aqueous) A Magnesium Chloride (Aqueous) A
Ammonia (Aqueous) A Mercury A
Ammonium Chloride (Aqueous) A Methanol A
Aniline A Methyl Ethyl Ketone A
Benzaldehyde A Methylene Chloride L
Benzene L Mineral Oil A
Benzyl Alcohol A Motor Oil A
Bleach (Chlorine) U Nitric Acid A to L
Boric Acid A Nitobenzene A
Butanol A Oleic Acid A
Butyl Acetate A Ozone L
Calcium Chloride A Perchloric Acid (50%) A
Carbon Disulphide L Petroleum A
Carbon Tetrachloride L to U, M Phenol A
Chlorine Gas L Phosphoric Acid A
Chlorobenzene L Potassium Chromate (40%) A
Chloroform L to U, M Potassium Hydroxide (30%) A
Chromic Acid A Potassium Nitrate A
Citric Acid A Potassium Permanganate A
Cyclohexanol A Pyridine A
Cyclohexanone A Sea Water A
Dekalin A Sodium Carbonate (10%) A
Dibutyl Phthalate A Sodium Chloride (10%) A
Diesel Fuel A Sodium Hydroxide (60%) A
Diethyl Ether A to L Sulphuric Acid (75%) A
Dioxane A Tallow A
Ethanol A Tetrahydrofurane A to U, M
Ethyl Acetate A Tetralin A
Ethylene Chloride L Thionyl Chloride U
Ethylene Diamine A Toluene L
Ferric Chloride A Transformer Oil A
Fluorine U Trichlorethylene A to U, M
Formaldehyde A Urea, Aqueous (30%) A
Formic Acid A Water A
Furfurol A Zinc Chloride (Aqueous) A