Poly-Texx® 350LX

Poly-Texx® 350LX, 350LXC and 350 LXS comprise a family of UHMW based materials that are not only abrasive resistant, and FDA compliant, they boast the lowest coefficient of friction of any UHMW based product in the industry. 350LX is designed for standard bearing and wear applications against cold rolled steel and stainless steel mating surfaces, and the standard color is blue. 350LXC is specifically designed to run against POM (Acetal) conveyor chains and is gray in color. 350LXS is an anti-static grade that is black. All are available in standard sheet and rod sizes, as well as custom profile shapes. Typical applications are in the food and beverage handling industry for chain conveyor guides. Sleeve and flanged bearings for industrial and manufacturing bearing applications are also common. All three can be machined to custom components according to client specifications. Its main attributes are low coefficient of friction, excellent impact strength and abrasion resistance. Its self-lubrication properties and excellent mechanical properties makes Poly-Texx® 350LX a great choice for many demanding bearing and wear applications.

Specification Test Value Units
Density D792 .930 gm/cm3
Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F D638 3,100 psi
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity psi
Tensile Elongation (at break), 73°F D638 >50 %
Flexural Strength, 73°F D790 psi
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity D790 psi
Shear Strength, 73°F D732 psi
Compressive Strength – Ultimate 1,000 psi
Compressive Strength at 2% Deformation D695 1,100 psi
Compressive Strength at 10% Deformation D695 1,200 psi
Deformation Under Load 10 %
Compressive Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F D695
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Modulus) psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Yield) 1,000 psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Ultimate) 1,000 psi
Hardness, Durometer (Shore “D” scale) D2240 D62-D66
Hardness, Rockwell (Scale as noted) D785 Rockwell M
Izod Impact, Notched @ 73°F D256 Type A N/A No Break
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Acetal) Dynamic PTM 55007 0.08
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Dynamic PTM 55007 0.11
Maximum Static Bearing Load (P) PTM 55007 1,000 psi
Maximum Unlubricated No Load Bearing Velocity (V) PTM 55007 50 ft/minute
Maximum Limiting PV (Unlubricated) PTM 55007 2,500 psi x ft/min.
Wear Factor “K” x 10-10 PTM 55010 Cubic in.-min/ft.lbs.hr
Sand Wheel Wear/Abrasion Test 100 UHMW=100
Minimum Mating Surface Hardness 20 Rockwell (Brinnell)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion E-831 (TMA) 9.1 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion // to Laminates E-831 (TMA) 9.1 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion I to Laminates E-831 (TMA) 9.1 in/in/°F x 10-5
Softening Point 180 °F
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi D648 °F
Embrittlement Temperature -180 °F Min.
Continuous Service Temperature in Air 180 °F Max.
Short Term Service Temperature 220 °F Max.
Tg-Glass Transition (Amorphous) D3418 °F
Melting Point (Crystalline) Peak D3418 380 °F
Thermal Conductivity F433 BTU-in/(hr/ft2°F)
Dielectric Strength Short Term D149 900 KV/mil
Volume Resistivity D257 >1015 ohm/cm
Surface Resistivity D257 >1014 ohm/cm
Dielectric Constant, (103 Hz) D150 2.3
Dissipation Factor, 106 Hz D150 <.5 x 10-3
Flammability @ 3.1mm(1/8 in.) UL94 UL94 HB
Arc Resistance seconds
Water Absorption, Immersion 24 Hours D570 (2) Nil %
Water Absorption, Immersion Saturation D570 (2) Nil %
Machinability Rating 3 1=easy, 10=difficult
Rod Diameter Availability (Off the Shelf) 1.00 6.0 inches
Sheet Thickness Availability (Off the Shelf) .250 3.0 inches
Characteristics / Attributes Very High Abrasion Resistance/ Self Lubricating / Very Low Friction