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Automotive materials

Here is an overview of the most important igus® materials for automotive applications using plastic plain bearings. We have classified the materials in groups to facilitate your selection. Over 7,000 standard dimensions from Ø 2 - 150 mm are available from stock in over 36 materials. Short delivery times even for special dimensions.

Economy - iglide® GLW

The economic solution for large volumes. Deployed in applications with short sliding distances but high static loads, such as seat systems. Suitable for e-coating.

T: -40°F/+212°F
F: 80MPa

Basic - iglide® G

The all-rounder. Similar mechanical properties like iglide® GLW, but with clearly higher wear resistance. Typical applications are convertible top systems and fittings. Suitable for e-coating.

T: -40 °F/+266 °F
F: 80 MPa

Basic - iglide® J

The material with the most favorable coefficients of friction in dry operation. Thereby well suited for all short-term fast-rotating applications in seat adjustment and mirror drives. Good glide partner also for all "soft" materials", operates even with aluminum die casting.

T: -58 °F/+194 °F
F: 35 MPa
iglide® RN89

Basic - iglide® RN89

The conductive material for all applications with e-coating. Typical applications are found in seat and convertible top systems.

T: -40 °F/+266 °F
F: 45 MPa

Premium - iglide® H4

The bearing for all applications in the engine compartment. Resistant to fuels, transmission oils and brake fluids. Minimum moisture absorption. Typical applications are throttle valves, intake tubes, transmission actuators, etc.

T: -40°F/+392°F
F: 65 MPa

Premium - iglide® T500

The special plain bearing is chemically-resistant and is suitable for use in extreme temperatures. It is characterized by high compressive strength and demonstrates a low level of humidity absorption. It is wear-resistant over the entire temperature range.

T: -148°F/+482°F
F: 150MPa

Individually customized material

Individually adapted materials with special properties: We develop the plastic that's needed for your application. We find the ideal solution along with you: Short development times, optimized according to value analysis and tested at the igus® lab. Over 100 tested special compounds already on the shelves.

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



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