Visual, Metal and X-ray detectiable grade

This UHMW-PE grade with extremely high degree of polymerisation contains a metal detectable additive which hardly affects the inherent UHMW-PE key properties. TIVAR® VMX presents excellent toughness and impact strength, an even improved wear and abrasion resistance when compared with TIVAR® 1000.  It also features a food contact compliant composition.

TIVAR® VMX has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be traced by the conventional metal and X-ray detection systems installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs (results may vary depending on the sensitivity of the detection system used).

Product Details

  • Food contact compliant according to FDA and EU Directive 2002/72 EC
  • Continuous use temperature up to 80 °C (176 °F)
  • Excellent release properties
  • Good performance in cryogenic environment
  • Good machining qualities allow production of more complicated parts


  1. Can be detected with a metal and X-ray detector
  2. Compliant with FDA standard and EU10 / 2011 standard
  3. Visual identification due to blue color


  • Various parts of food production line (Chain guider elements, Funnels, Rolls, Bushings)
  • Fixing jig for slicing ham and sausage, various other parts
  • Bread machine slicer guide, bread dough drawing roll, transfer screw


Because UHMW-PE belongs to the specified flammable materials, it should be stored and managed in accordance with the Fire Service Law and fire prevention regulations.


  1. The physical, chemical and thermal properties can vary greatly depending on the base polymer, so it is necessary to determine the properties for application.
  2. Depending on the type of food and detector settings, the size of debris that can be detected may vary significantly.

Product Data Sheet