Controlling wear and friction can deliver numerous system benefits including longer part life and reduced maintenance, higher efficiency and less energy loss, higher load bearing and run speeds, and elimination of noise. Thermoplastics resins and compounds can be effective at solving wear and friction issues and offer advantages over metals including improved corrosion resistance, reduced weight/lower inertia (power requirements), and elimination of external lubricants.
Stock shapes extruded from Ardel®resin are specifically formulated to endure the damaging effects of UV light. When exposed to UV light, the material undergoes a molecular change resulting in the formation of a protective layer that essentially serves as a UV stabilizer. This inherent UV stability combined with superior retention of optical and mechanical properties make polyarylate an ideal choice for any application where weathering effects could pose a problem.
Arolux Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) is a high performance semi-crystalline thermoplastic with continuous service temperatures up to 240°C. It offers high surface hardness and rigidity, very good chemical and oxidation resistance, very low water absorption, and is inherently flame-resistant (UL 94: V-0). PPS is a popular choice for structural applications in demanding chemical environments at elevated temperatures.
Lennite ram extruded bar stock is made from GUR® UHMW-PE powder which conforms to ASTM F648 and ISO 5834-1. Lennite ram extruded bar stock conforms to ASTM F648 and ISO 5834-2 and is targeted for use in machining orthopedic implants. GUR® is a registered trademark of the Celanese Corporation.
Pomalux Polyoxymethylene (POMC) is a high-performance acetal copolymer used for a wide range of applications. Pomalux has good chemical and high-temperature resistance. Pomalux has good wear resistance and low frictional characteristics. Pomalux a good candidate for a wide range of structural and mechanical components that carry or transmit loads in dry or wet environments.
Pomalux SD-A is non-carbon-filled, permanently antistatic acetal co-polymer, which is non-migratory and non-humidity dependent. Natural in color, this material offers enhanced lubricity, provides superior wear resistance, and ease of machining. Exhibiting low outgassing and non-sloughing characteristics, it is optimal for applications where carbon sloughing cannot be accepted.