TIVAR® UHMW Polyethylene

UHMW can be extruded into a limitless variation of custom profiles to suit your needs. Typical Tivar UHMW parts and include: UHMW Guide Rails, UHMW Chain Guides, UHMW Wear Strips, UHMW Pulleys, UHMW Chain Tensioners & other custom profiles. An excellent general-purpose material, TIVAR¡ 1000 (natural) is a cost-effective solution for food handling problems, and meets FDA, USDA and 3-A Dairy guidelines for food processing and handling. Quadrant also offers custom colors compounded with FDA/USDA approved pigments, which meet FDA and USDA guidelines for food processing and handling. Whether your business is grain, pharmaceuticals, pizza dough or frozen poultry, TIVAR¡ material will reliably move your materials and products.

Key Benefits
  • UHMW wearstrips are easy to install and offer superior life for conveyor belts, chains and other moving machinery or products
  • UHMW can reduce noise levels up to 50%
  • UHMW is 1/8 the weight of steel, but can outwear 3:1 for most conveyor applications.
  • UHMW is sanitary and self-lubricating
Standard Shapes and Forms

Sheet: .060” - 6" thick

Rod: .250” - 10" diameter

Tubular Bar: .875” – 8.625” OD / .250” – 7.875” ID

Strip: .020" - .125" thick

Other Forms: Profiles and Wear strip, UHMW Polyethylene, Extruded profiles: U-channel, angle, etc.

The range of sizes and shapes are grade specific, order minimums may apply. Please contact us for more information.

Grades and Colors

TIVAR® 1000

TIVAR® 1000 is an excellent general-purpose material that meets FDA, USDA and 3-A Dairy guidelines for food handling and pharmaceutical processing. Applications include guide rails, rollers, chain tensioners guides, wastewater-treatment scraper blades, wearstrips, and bearings.


TIVAR® Eco is a blend of virgin and reclaimed TIVAR®. This product is good for less demanding, non-FDA applications, such as forest-product drag conveyor flights, conveyor-chain wear plates, and belt-conveyor wipers and skirts.

TIVAR® H.O.T. (Higher Operating Temperatures)

TIVAR® H.O.T. maintains key performance properties (such as resistance to oxidation, corrosion, and chemicals) over and extended range of temperatures. It performs exceptionally well in manufacturing environments of up to 275º F, nearly 100º higher than other UHMW-PE formulations. It has a reduced oxidation rate, which slows material degradation and extends wear-life in chemical or high-temperature environments. It meets FDA guidelines and is USDA compliant. TIVAR® H.O.T. is an ideal material for use in conveyor systems or other equipment that often is exposed to chemical wash-downs.

TIVAR® ESD (ElectroStatic Dissipative) / EC (Electrically Conductive)

If static electricity poses a significant problem in your manufacturing environment, choose TIVAR® ESD or TIVAR® EC. With a surface resistivity range of 105 to 109 (ohms/sq) TIVAR® ESD handles tough conditions where dust and static electricity can cause problems. TIVAR® ESD is an ideal material to use when potentially volatile conditions exist, such as those in grain elevators and munitions plants, effectively safeguarding against static discharges. In addition, it resists heat and protects robotics and other products that are sensitive to dust accumulation and electrical charge buildup. Where you need the material to be conductive, TIVAR® EC provides a surface resistivity of <105.

TIVAR® DrySlide

TIVAR® DrySlide is modified with dry lubricants to enhance its coefficient of friction and antistatic properties. It is recommended for parcel-handling chutes and transfer plates, and also for conveyor components in dusty environments. It has the lowest coefficient of friction of any of the TIVAR® products.

TIVAR® Ceram P

TIVAR® Ceram P is composed of virgin polymer and premium additives, making it a shatter-resistant alternative to ceramics and is noted for its dimensional stability. It is suited for high-speed, high-load, and sliding-abrasion applications and can outwear AR steel, virgin UHMW, and other materials.

TIVAR® Oil Filled

TIVAR® Oil Filled uses oil-filled polymers to achieve an enhanced coefficient of friction. It often is used for applications requiring higher-pressure velocity values, such as sprockets and conveyor components. TIVAR® Oil Filled also meets FDA guidelines for food processing and handling applications.

TIVAR® UV Resistant

TIVAR® UV Resistant has been modified for enhanced stability in outdoor applications. Applications include snowplow blades, dock-fender facings, farm machinery, snowmobile ski skins and belly-pan liners, and amusement park slides and wear components.

TIVAR® CleanStat

TIVAR® CleanStat is FDA approved and USDA compliant for use in food processing applications where static charge build-up is a problem. It is long-wearing and has a lower coefficient of friction than stainless steel.


TIVAR® 88 is the product of choice for all bulk-material handling operations. It has excellent abrasion and chemical resistance, making it the longest-wearing liner material produced. Its low surface friction enables even the stickiest of bulk materials to flow freely, eliminating problems such as arching and ratholing. It is well suited for use in chutes, hoppers and process equipment. TIVAR® 88 is lightweight and easily machined. It is also available in an ESD formulation.

TIVAR® 88-2

TIVAR® 88-2 is a weldable version of TIVAR® 88, making it an excellent choice for solving complicated chute and hopper lining problems. It is also available in an ESD formulation and can be used to make one-piece “drop-in” liners for chutes and hoppers.

TIVAR® 88 with BurnGuard

TIVAR® 88 with BurnGuard is the product of choice for liners that might be exposed to combustion. It is designed to self-extinguish when the combustion source is removed. TIVAR® 88 with BurnGuard meets MSHA 1C-112/1 for underground mining and has a UL94 V-0 flammability rating.


Quadrant TIVAR® HPV was developed specifically for wear components subject to challenging production environments, such as high speeds, high temperatures, high loads and aggressive cleaning agents. Components made with TIVAR® HPV show improved sliding behavior and high wear and abrasion resistance due to its low coefficient of friction and high limiting pressure velocity over competitive materials.

Download the TIVAR HPV Datasheet.pdf