A new low-friction engineering plastic liner for high-temperature applications is being introduced to Australia by Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd.

The Wefapress Flex 77 UHMWPE material is formulated for uses ranging from food, beverage, agribusiness production, manufacturing and automation processes, through to handling and transport of hot materials used in civil engineering, construction, roadmaking and recycling processes.

“The hygienic, FDA-approved liner material features a cross-linked formulation to withstand temperatures of >100 deg C for long periods, while additionally ensuring increased impact resistance and outstanding sliding properties.”

Laurie Green, Managing Director, Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd.

Flex 77’s low-friction qualities not only reduce product wastage and processing times, but also enhance energy conservation and good OH&S practices by helping to prevent clogging, blockages, breakdowns and uneven flow and load.

“Flex 77 is one of Wefapress’ globally proven Flex Cover ranges of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylenes (UHMWPE) that have been chemically modified to make this tough, light material particularly suitable for high-temperature applications,” says Mr Green.

The Wefapress Flex Cover range is typically eight times lighter than comparable steel liners used to curtail friction, wear and material flow challenges in diverse applications requiring no moisture absorption, outstanding chemical resistance and corrosion prevention.

Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd staff have received world-class training in uses of Flex Cover ranges in bulk handling and liner applications including agricultural materials and food and beverage manufacturing, automation and processing, as well as the production, processing and transport of construction and road-making materials and waste materials disposal and recycling.

Technical staff at Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd can draw on the company’s engineering plastics experience of more than 40 years to advise which product is best for particular applications or as a replacement for metals that is easier to handle, fit and replace.