This makes it ideal for manufacturing parts that are resistant to impact, corrosion, abrasion and temperatures from -73°C to 80°C. UHMW-PE must be processed by direct compression or extrusion.
Some of our parts have starring roles in Hollywood
Our tracks, wheels and skis were used on vehicles featured in James Bond and Fast and Furious.
UHMW-PE in professional sports
Our plows are so sturdy, they are used to clear national hockey league rinks!
The longer the chain, the better the UHMW-PE!
If a monomer from our UHMW-PE was the size of a hockey puck, we would get a chain the distance of Drummondville-Ottawa.
About UHMW-PE Polymer Solutions
Heated direct compression of UHMW-PE opens up a world of possibilities when it is combined with other materials like steel (e.g. steel flanges) or rubber (overmolding). Processing UHMW-PE is our specialty, and we have extensive expertise in linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA).
In profile manufacturing, ram (or piston) extrusion of UHMW-PE preserves the mechanical properties of long parts manufactured without machining, for which the rate of production is especially high.
With the greatest number of interconnected presses in North America, Soucy specializes in high-volume parts production by direct compression molding. The central control system manages cycle time, pressure, hydraulics and heating, optimizing operational performance. Soucy molds over 950,000 wheels and sprockets every year. Its facilities can manufacture parts weighing up to 120 kilograms (thickness of 10 in. (25.4 cm) and length of 72 in. (182.88 cm)).
A RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES
UHWM-PE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) is an extremely strong plastic that can be made into any shape, color or size. The Soucy custom compression molding process can meet your expectations, no matter the complexity and specifications of your parts. This plastic can be machined for greater precision. It can also be combined with metal, rubber or both materials for different purposes, thereby making these high-performance, customized parts lighter, stronger and cost-effective for your operations.