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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

iglide® bar stock HLW round bars

High resistance to temperature and chemicals

iglide® HLW is a fibre-reinforced thermoplastic material especially developed for applications in high atmospheric humidity or under water. Plain bearings made from iglide® HLW can be used completely free of lubrication; in wet applications, the surrounding media acts as additional lubricant. Suitable for temperatures up to +200°C. Very low coefficients of friction when used with hardened shafts.

Tech up

Tech up

  • Up to 50% lower coefficient of friction than PEEK and PPS
  • For underwater use
  • For high temperatures (+200°C)
  •  Chemical resistance 

cost down

Cost down

  • Approx. 50% more cost-effective than PEEK 
  • Fast and cost-effective machining for prototypes and small up to medium series requirements 



  • iglide®  HLW has proven its worth in applications in the beverages industry and in the medical technology, offshore and shipbuilding areas.



  • No lubrication necessary
  • Made from 100% recycled material

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Preston Souza

Dry-tech Product Specialist


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm