Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

TIVAR® HPV Food Grade is a UHMW-PE compliant with food regulations EU 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR § 177.1520. This bearing grade material has a built in dry lubricant that reduces the coefficient of friction in finished components by as much as 80%. Its superior sliding performance make TIVAR® HPV Food Grade a favored solution for chain guides, sliding strips, rollers, single and multiple corner wear bends, and straight guides, and improve the sliding behavior of these parts at key touch points in conveyor systems. For high-precision applications, this is vital as longer productive cycles between maintenance and shorter downtimes allow these systems to run smoothly with less interruption.

TIVAR® HPV Food Grade UHMW-PE plastic stock shapes
Product Information

Material Properties

  • EU 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR § 177.1520 compliance
  • Self-lubricating
  • Coefficient of friction reduction up to 80%
  • Superior sliding performance
  • Longer wearing in high-precision applications

Available Geometries

TIVAR® HPV Food Grade UHMW-PE stock shapes encompass a range of standard sizes in the following geometries: Extruded Profile, Rod, Plate

Extruded Profile

Available Colors

TIVAR® HPV Food Grade UHMW-PE stock shapes come in the following colors: Blue

Regional Availability

Availability of products, shapes, and colors may differ by region.


For further regulatory documentation and absence declarations, please visit the regulatory page.