Ultra-high-molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Sliding Plates are typically made from double sintered Polyethylene (a blend of reclaimed and virgin material). 100% virgin material is also available. The superior physical and mechanical properties result in highest strength with wear resistance and consequently provides the best durabilty of all available Polyethylene products. The vast majority of steel fender panels are equipped with UHMW-PE Sliding Plates.
The manufacturing process limits the cross-sections and plate dimensions. Typically UHMW-PE Sliding Fenders are available in thicknesses from 2 mm to 200 mm for regenerated material and 2 mm to 400 mm for virgin material. Plate sizes range from 1,000 x 1,000 mm up to 6,000 mm x 2,500 mm.
The standard color is black. Other colors such as green, yellow, white or red are available upon request.