Friction between moving parts is a big problem for designers and engineers. These individuals must implement smart and creative means of reducing friction because if they did not, parts would break, and accidents can potentially happen. Low friction and wear-resistant thermoplastic compounds are an excellent option for managing friction. Our custom formulations provide our clients with multi-property solutions.
Thermoplastics that are internally lubricated eliminate time-consuming and expensive secondary operations that are commonly associated with external surface lubrication. These carefully designed thermoplastics keep components and mechanisms clean, while also enhancing long-term performance and reliability.
Abrasion and friction-reducing additives get mixed with wear resistance compounds to make plastic that offers protection from scratching and surface marring. Specialty compounding provides a reduction in noises for mated parts, and it also eliminates the stick/slip phenomenon that often occurs with sliding parts.
The most common applications of lubricated and wear-resistant plastic include: