Interstate Plastics, a full-line distributor of sheets, rods, tubes, bars and profiles, is now offering Tivar HPV, a high performance Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) bearing grade material - the leading non-slip material for extreme wear applications. Tivar HPV is a dry-running sliding material designed to enhance motion and reduce friction among conveying systems and bearings.
Developed by Quadrant, a global plastics manufacturer, Tivar HPV is FDA approved and offers improved safety ratings and the longest possible wear life without deformation, said Interstate Plastics.
Tivar HPV features the lowest coefficient of friction available for any UHMW grade, due in part to a specialized built-in dry lubricant formula. Tivar HPV demonstrates improved sliding behavior by offering a near-zero level of slip-stick and removes backsliding issues that occur in production environments that experience high-pressure conditions. The elevated sliding performance reduces friction forces during operation, minimizing both energy consumption and risk of costly damage.
The sliding advantage produced from the dry lubricant generates a smoother, quieter operation without the need of extra product, and offers precise motion control while eliminating squeaking and chatter.