Good for Friction and Wear

Plastic materials for bearing and wear applications

Certain unfilled plastic materials such as Nylon and Acetal have low coefficients of friction and low wear rates when run against mating metal surfaces. Wear performance of these polymers can be further enhanced by including additives such as PTFE and graphite in their formulations.

Wear behavior is very application-specific. Changes in the mating surface, applied loads, or sliding velocity can greatly influence the wear performance of a plastic part.

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