Johnston Industrial Plastics Limited
20 Fleeceline Rd, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 2K3 Canada View map
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U.H.M.W. Rods

An industry leader for over 70 years, Johnston Industrial Plastics is the oldest Canadian distributor of plastics shapes. Today, we take great pride in distributing UHMW polyethylene rods and other top-quality plastic shapes. Our team works with a wide range of plastics, including nylon, acetal, polypropylene, vinyl, PTFE and specialty high performing materials. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are committed to providing quality goods at competitive prices, and with facilities in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton, we will get products to you quickly, no matter where you’re located. We also provide technical support in property data, ranked properties, chemical resistance, machining instructions and plastics identification.

UHMW Polyethylene Rods Product Line 

UHMW polyethylene features ultra high molecular weight of 4.0 million or greater, good abrasion, chemical and corrosion resistance, good impact strength, and a very low coefficient of friction. Unlubricated surfaces in contact with UHMW polyethylene receive less frictional wear than if they were in contact with any other plastic. This lightweight material also provides noise abatement, and functions well in temperatures ranging from -250ºC to 82ºC. We supply UHMW rods in black and natural colours, and in a variety of diameters.


UHMW Polyethylene Rod


UHMW Polyethylene Rod Natural, Black


Diameter: 1/2"- 10"

Length: 10'

UHMW Polyethylene Rods Industrial Applications

Clients use our UHMW polyethylene rods to manufacture rollers, timing screws, sprockets, pistons, valves, gears and more. Our customers work in a wide variety of industries, including the chemical, aerospace, automotive, electrical, food and beverage, and tooling industries. 

Distribution and Other Services

We constantly strive to improve our products and customer care, and are pleased to announce that our Montreal and Toronto facilities are registered to ISO 9001:2008. Furthermore we offer tolerance cutting, machining and fabricating services. We also have more than 35 years of experience distributing hot air welding tools for all thermoplastics, including hot air blowers, automatic welding machines, extrusion welders, and a range of accessories. All our facilities stock these tools that are suitable for many applications.


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