AMES Direct has a vast array of engineered plastics in semi-finished form including rod, sheet, tube and profiles. These plastics are available in;
UHMWPE – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyurethane
Our most diversified product with extensive properties designed to enhance your production and save you maintenance costs. UHMWPE is six times more abrasion resistant than steel, and is virtually unbreakable. It has low co-efficient of friction, absorbs no water, is impervious to most chemicals and is environmentally friendly containing no harsh chemicals.
Polyurethanes are a cost effective alternative to materials such as natural rubber or steel. Polyurethane elastomers have outstanding abrasion, cut, tear, impact resistance and are lighter than steel. Polyurethane is also non-marking which is why it has become very popular in the roller recovery industry. In most cases polyurethane will outlast metal components, especially where parts are subject to abrasive elements. Polyurethane is the only compound where we are able to colour match to any shade of the colour spectrum.
AMES Direct specialises in several grades of Nylon. Amlon is our own brand for our premium monomer Cast Nylon, produced by a unique process resulting in a highly crystalline engineering plastic. This means a tougher, wear-resistant material which is superior to many other cast nylons available. Amlon is the preferred material where issues have resulted from abrasive wear, impact strength, bearing strength, noise, weight and corrosion.