TIVAR H.O.T.® (High Operating Temperature) is superior ultra high molecular weight sheet that is extremely tough as well as having an increased heat resistance for high temperature applications. Tivar H.O.T can handle heat up to 275° F, which is nearly 100° F higher than competing UHMW-PE formulations.
With very low co-efficient of friction, this material is best used in applications where standard virgin UHMW will not handle the higher temperatures. As with most plastics, care must be taken when machining to ensure dimensional stability is maintained. Typical applications include; most wear applications, hopper liners for ’hot’ products, bearings, bushings, pipe saddles, conveyor guides and many more.