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iglide H3- Tough, wear-resistant, durable

iglide H3 - even more robust and durable than comparable materials

H3 is a new material in the iglide H family. H3 sets new standards with its outstanding robustness. This material is more robust than comparable materials and has a longer service life than iglide H1. The iglide H3 material was primarily developed for use in pumps and problematic media, and is especially advantageous here due to its low moisture absorption.  Learn more about self-lubricating plastics.

iglide H3

Tech up

Tech up

  • Greatest elongation at break in the family of iglide H materials
  • More wear-resistant as plain bearing material than iglide H1
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Resistant to many chemicals

Cost down

Cost down

  • Reduces costs for lubricant and maintenance
  • Higher running performance
  • Cost-effective due to injection molding



In the test, the wear of iglide H1 and iglide H3 was investigated during rotation, p= 1 MPa, v= 0.3 m/s.
Wear test with V2A shaft

  • iglidur H1: 0.17 μm/km
  • iglidur H3: 0.11 μm/km
Wear test with X90 shaft
  • iglidur H1: 0.17 μm/km
  • iglidur H3: 0.16 μm/km



  • Improved wear properties
  • Environmentally friendly, because no additional lubricants required
igus supports the circular economy of plastics and is investing in chemical recycling. Learn more about this topic.

Ecoflow pump with iglidur plain bearings

Wear in dosing pumps kept to a minimum

We have developed iglide H3 plain bearings for this purpose:

In this Ecoflow dosing pump, iglidur plain bearings are used in the driving mechanism of the pump, where their properties minimize the wear on the piston rod pins.
From simple linear movements to fast rotating applications in the medium in question, the iglide plain bearings used in pumps and other areas of fluid technology  are highly wear-resistant and abrasion-resistant.  Moreover, they are resistant to chemicals and high temperatures

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


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