3J Linings

3J Low Friction Linings

3J specialise in the supply and installation of:

– UHMW.PE. Liners
– Stainless Steel Liners
– Abrasive Resistant Plate Liners
– Polyurethane Liners
– Rubber Liners

Our expertise lies in the mechanical fixing of all types of lining plate into the following applications:

– Bunkers Screen Underpans
– Chutes Silos
– Cyclones Transfer Chutes
– Feeders Truck Bodies
– Hoppers Vibrating Chutes
– Mixers


UHMW.PE – has high abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction and nil absorption rate, ensures free flowing of the most difficult materials giving related increases in productivity.

Plant Manager said:
“We are blending with an extremely difficult mixture of high, medium and low volatile coals and in the past have experienced problems of ratholing and blockages of the bunkers which needed rodding and other unnecessary clearing work. This has been completely eliminated since lining with the UHMW.PE. material.”

UHMW.PE. has been successfully used in industries handling a wide range of materials. Typical industries include:

– Animal Feeds Incineration

– Buildings Marine
– Bulk Transport Mineral Processing
– Cement Paper
– Chemical Power Generation
– Coal Quarries
– Food Sand
– Foundry Steel
– Glass Gypsum
– Water & Sewage Treatment

UHMW polyethylene is one of the toughest thermoplastics. It has a very low coefficient of friction, repels water, high abrasion resistance and sliding properties far in excess of polished steel.

UHMW.PE is manufactured through the use of a sinter press sheet; the basic polymer is sintered in an enclosed platen press at high temperatures and pressures to create sheets up to 100 mm thick.


UHMW.PE sheets are available in 2 standard grades:

Lined hopper

1000 Grade Natural 100% Virgin UHMW.PE
Sizes – 2000 x 1000 and 3050 x 1220
Thickness – 2mm up to 100mm thick

1000 Grade Regen Black/Green UHMW.PE
Sizes – 2000 x 1000 and 3050 x 1220
Thickness – 2mm up to 100mm thick

Special premium grades are also available.