Quadrant Launches Plastics Industry's Most Energy Efficient Dry-Running Sliding Material

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the global leader of machinable plastics and stock shapes, introduces TIVAR® HPV, a dry-running UHMW-PE sliding material uniquely formulated to maximize motion in conveying systems which delivers greatly reduced energy costs to customers in materials-handling and automation technologies.

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TIVAR® HPV was developed specifically for use in today's most demanding production environments experiencing; high speeds, high temperatures, high friction,high loads and aggressive cleaning agents.

TIVAR® HPV was developed specifically for use in today's most demanding production environments experiencing; high speeds, high temperatures, high friction,high loads and aggressive cleaning agents.

Components made with TIVAR HPV show improved sliding behavior and high wear and abrasion resistance. This avoids excessive wear and deformation of parts to support the longest possible lifecycle in conveyors, and allow cost, time and safety benefits.

Reading, PA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the global leader of machinable plastics and stock shapes, introduces TIVAR® HPV, a dry-running UHMW-PE sliding material uniquely formulated to maximize motion in conveying systems which delivers greatly reduced energy costs to customers in materials-handling and automation technologies.

With a near zero level of slip-stick, FDA compliance, and the industry's lowest available coefficient of friction (COF), Quadrant TIVAR® HPV was specifically developed to virtually eliminate backsliding issues in production environments with high speeds, high temperatures, high loads, and aggressive cleaning agents, filling the performance gap left by other sliding materials. The superior sliding performance reduces frictional forces, which directly reduces energy consumption, as considerably less drive is required to push the system. The material properties also promote cost savings by protecting parts from wear, specifically expensive sliding partners such as chains and belts. According to John Fisher, Quadrant EPP PE Line Manager – Americas, "Components made with TIVAR® HPV show improved sliding behavior and high wear and abrasion resistance. This avoids excessive wear and deformation of parts to support the longest possible lifecycle in conveyors, and allow cost, time and safety benefits. The time required for failure analysis and installation of replacement parts is reduced, therefore the safety and return on your investment improves."

In developing TIVAR® HPV, Quadrant engineers examined the motion and transport segments in the most aggressive and challenging conveying systems to ensure superior performance at all touch points within a conveyor system where friction and wear appear - chain guides, sliding strips and guides, rollers, single and multiple corner wear bends and straight guides. "The sliding advantage generates smoother, quieter operation without the need for applied lubricants such as oil and grease, protecting the environment and reducing noise pollution from the equipment," regards Fisher. TIVAR® HPV virtually eliminates symptoms such as chatter and/or squeaking, providing an extraordinary amount of motion control for high-precision applications. Also, as a fully certified Food Contact compliant material, TIVAR® HPV also enables system operators the flexibility in production where Food Regulation requirements are of concern.

About Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products:
For over 70 years, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) has been proving there is simply no substitute for quality, innovation and distinction. Quadrant EPP is the global leader of high-performance engineering plastics that are used for machined parts in food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power generation and diverse industrial equipment. Its superior products range from UHMW polyethylene, nylon and acetal to ultra-high performance polymers that resist temperatures to over 800°F (425°C).

With a rich history as a company who pioneered machinable plastics, Quadrant is backed by a global team of application development and technical service engineers who specialize in evaluating designs and machining parts. Products and services are available through a worldwide network of branch offices, technical support centers and authorized dealers. Connect with Quadrant, "quadrantepp" on Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Twitter.

Registered trademarks of the Quadrant group of companies: Acetron®, CleanStat®, Duraspin®, Duratron®, Erta®, Ertalyte®, Ertalene®, Ertalon®, Extreme Materials®, Fluorosint®, Ketron®, MC®, Monocast®, Nylatron®, Nylasteel®, Polypenco®, Proteus®, Sanalite®, Semitron®, Techtron®, TIVAR® and Vibratuf®.


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TIVAR® HPV UHMW-PE Bearing grade for outstanding performance in conveying systems. TIVAR® HPV UHMW-PE Bearing grade for outstanding performance in conveying systems.

Quadrant EPP is the global leader of high-performance engineering plastics that are used for machined parts in food processing, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, and industrial equipment.