RG 1000 Black Plastic Sheet - 30mm To 50mm Thick

Sale price £58.26 | (Inc. VAT)


(Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene With Recycled Material

Thermal Properties

  • Service temperature – long term: 260deg;C
  • Service temperature – short term: 260°C
  • Thermal conductivity: 0.20 J(g*K)
  • Specific heat: 1.5 kJ/kgK)

Mechanical Properties

  • Ball indentation hardness: 30 MPa
  • Tensile strength: 22 MPa
  • Shore hardness: Shore D



  • Thermal conductivity: 0.20 J(g*K)
  • Shore hardness: Shore D
  • Melting point: 327°C
How does RG1000 Plastic Sheet Perform?

RG1000 Plastic Sheet, sometimes referred to as “regen”, as its the recycled grade of UHMWPE. Its sliding and abrasion performance is close to that of virgin grade. This material is suitable for low friction sliding applications, but is generally used in areas that do not require the unique properties of the virgin grade of UHMWPE such as Food or Pharmaceutical. Its incredibly low co-efficient of friction will produce components with a very high life span with very low drag. This RG 1000 Plastic Sheet is resistant to many dilute acids, solvents and cleaning agents.

What are the advantages of RG1000 Plastic Sheet?

RG1000 is odourless, tasteless, and nontoxic.
More economical than virgin grade
It has extremely low moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of friction
Its self-lubricating, and is highly resistant to abrasion.
It is also very resistant to water, moisture, most chemicals
Resistant to UV radiation and micro-organisms.

What are the disadvantages of RG1000 Plastic Sheet?

RG1000 Plastic Sheet has a maximum operating temperature of 90°C
A short term operating temperature of 120°C, and a melting point of around 135°C.
Not probably suited to high tensile applications
Since it is a recycled version of UHMWPE its not compatible in every respect.
Its not FDA approved as there is no white/natural grade

What is RG1000 Plastic Sheet used for?

Because RG1000 has excellent abrasion resistance it is often used for lining chutes, hoppers and is also used for slide-ways and wear blocks in aggressive environments. Because RG1000 Plastic Sheet has very low moisture absorption, its great for some high demand areas of marine applications.

Remember this product is good for non-FDA applications only, such as forest-product drag conveyor flights, conveyor-chain wear plates, and belt-conveyor wipers and skirts.

What RG1000 Plastic Sheet isn’t suitable for?

RG1000 is not suitable for food contact applications or medical uses.

What to be aware of when using RG1000 Plastic Sheet?

RG1000 Plastic Sheet is a regenerated grade that can offer almost identical performance to virgin grade RG1000 Plastic Sheet but at a reduced price to help some projects that are on a budget or that don’t maybe need the FDA approval

Can RG1000 be glued?

All the family of UHMWPE engineering plastics do not absorb water readily, nor wet easily, which makes bonding it very difficult.

Is RG1000 suitable for food applications?

RG1000 is not approved for any use in food applications.

Is RG1000 wear resistant?

RG1000 sheet is highly resistant to abrasion, in some forms being more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel.

Is RG100 chemical resistant?

It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals except oxidizing acids.

Why choose RG1000 Plastic Sheet?

Its very similar to Virgin UHMWPE but with a definite price advantage, this Sheet also has the exceptionally low coefficient of friction which offers superb sliding properties and is one of the best for wear and abrasion resistance. RG1000 Plastic Sheet is tough even at low temperatures. It has low weight, is easy to weld, but difficult to bond.

What are the machining characteristics of RG1000 Plastic Sheet?

High speed steel tooling is recommended with lots of back rake, side rake and clearances, and a generous nose radius. It can be challenging to clamp parts without distorting them. Also, when drilling, the drill will tend to screw into the material.

Does RG1000 have any unique characteristics?

Its coefficient of friction is significantly lower than that of nylon and acetal, and is comparable to that of PTFE, or Teflon, but RG1000 has better abrasion resistance than PTFE. As with all UHMWPE plastics, they are very slippery and even have a surface texture that almost feels waxy.

What is the size range and availability of RG1000 Plastic Sheet

RG1000 Plastic Sheet is commercially available in two common sizes of 2000mm X 1000mm and 3000mm X 1250mm, its available in thicknesses ranging from 5mm thick up to and including 80mm thick. This Sheet is currently only available in black or green.

Is there a summary of RG1000 Plastic Sheet?

RG1000 Plastic Sheet can be machined into virtually anything, from small gears and bearings to huge sprockets--shapes that until recently were only possible with metals. It not only outperforms metal in abrasion applications, it's also easier to machine and therefore cheaper. This versatile polymer can be milled, planed, sawed, drilled, to create a huge variety of parts at a very competitive price.

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