Food In Canada

Fast-flowing bulk handling liner excels in high temperature applications involving food and beverage

January 15, 2019   by Food in Canada staff


A new low-friction engineering plastic liner for high-temperature applications is being introduced to Australia by Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd.

The Wefapress Flex 77 UHMWPE material (see image above) is formulated for uses including production and processing of food and beverages as well as agribusiness production, manufacturing and automation processes.

The hygienic, FDA-approved liner material features a cross-linked formulation to withstand temperatures of >100 °C for long periods, while additionally ensuring increased impact resistance and outstanding sliding properties, said Cut To Size Plastics managing director Laurie Green.

Flex 77’s low-friction qualities not only reduce product wastage and processing times, but also enhance energy conservation and good OH&S practices by helping to prevent clogging, blockages, breakdowns and uneven flow and load.


“Flex 77 is one of Wefapress’ globally proven Flex Cover ranges of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylenes (UHMWPE) that have been chemically modified to make this tough, light material particularly suitable for high-temperature applications,” said Green.

The Wefapress Flex Cover range is typically eight times lighter than comparable steel liners used to curtail friction, wear and material flow challenges in diverse applications requiring no moisture absorption, outstanding chemical resistance and corrosion prevention.

Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd staff have received world-class training in uses of Flex Cover ranges in bulk handling and liner applications including agricultural materials and food and beverage manufacturing, automation and processing, as well as the production, processing and transport of construction and road-making materials and waste materials disposal and recycling.

For more information, contact Cut To Size Plastics via e-mail at


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