UHMW Compression Molding

UHMW Products, Custom Molded to Satisfy Your Needs!

PPD fabricates high quality custom compression molded parts and extrusions made from the finest available UHMW polymers.  Having pioneered the Direct Compression Molding process (DCM), PPD is recognized as the industry’s premier supplier of molded UHMWpe products and renowned for world class quality and service.
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Constructed with a minimum molecular weight of 5 million, our engineering grade UHMW polymers offer superior wear and abrasion resistance, custom suited to meet your specific requirements.

From requirements in food handling to diverse heavy industries, our experts will help you find the most cost effective solutions to meet your unique applications.



We offer a comprehensive range of services for your specific needs, including:

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Analysis
  • Molds
  • Prototypes
  • Production

Processes include:

  • DCM (Direct Compression Molding)
  • Extrusions, for different shapes and profiles.
  • Assemblies & sub-assemblies
  • Tier 1 Supplier Services


In 1970, PPD pioneered the process known as Direct Compression Molding (DCM) of UHMWpe.  Today, we are still the standard for high-quality innovative parts that range from large and complex structures to shapes that are both simple and intricate.

Important UHMWpe featuresImportant UHMWpe features

  • Best resistance to wear and abrasion
  • High impact toughness
  • Non-stick surfaces
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Excellent temperature range
  • Resistant to most chemicals – non corrosive
  • FDA and USDA approved
  • PPD Quickslip® Lowest coefficient of friction
  • PPD  Resistall® Stops cold flow

Typical process advantagesTypical process advantages

  • Direct compression as-molded parts
  • Light weight products
  • Cost efficient
  • Low-cost tooling
  • Complex shapes
  • Design flexibility
  • Highest viscosity and molecular weight materials
  • Low cost prototyping

Markets servedMarkets served

We service a wide range of sectors, including

  • Recreational vehicles
  • Tracked vehicles
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Lawn & Garden equipment
  • Transportation
  • Mass transit
  • Conveyor systems
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Marine

Type of productsType of products

We produce a wide array of components such as:

  • Wheels
  • Sprockets
  • Conveyor Discs
  • Pulleys
  • Wear Plates
  • Impellers
  • Skis
  • Scrapers
  • Covers & Protectors
  • Skid Plates

Quality control and testingQuality control and testing

PPD supports quality assurance by establishing step-by-step quality control:

  • Rigorous QA and QC systems
  • The Quality Management System is registered to ISO 9001 standard
  • In-house testing equipment
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Impact and wear testing (ASTM)
  • Annual quality award recipients

The PPD Advantage

We are a customer centered organization – we build partnerships with:

  • 40 years of expertise in UHMWpe applications
  • DCM, Extrusion and Machined Parts
  • World-class locations in Canada and the USA
  • Innovative design, tooling, machining and molding
  • Worldwide exports
  • Engineering services for your unique requirements

Custom Solutions Program

Custom Solutions Program

PPD works with clients to overcome their most complex and challenging applications.

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