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The design concept behind every iglide® plastic bearing is to reduce costs and increase service life by eliminating the need for oil and maintenance while offering an exceptionally low wear rate.  The unique polymer material used in all of our bearings is the biggest factor behind this.  Throughout our history, we have created, designed and tested hundreds of different bearing materials all engineering with a specific function or application in mind.  We categorize all of our materials by application type in order to simplify and highlight all of the properties associated with every material.  This allows the customer to browse our selection of bearings first by entering their specifications into our Online Configurators or filters in our online Shop to first determine the iglide® material best suited for their application.  Next, simply select your type of bearing, add to your shopping cart, and checkout.  We ship within 24 hours of purchase making the process fast and simple.

Universal Best-Sellers

Universal Best Sellers
  • G300: The best-selling material with 2,000 dimensions from stock
  • J: Versatile in fast and slow motion in continuous operation
  • M250: Heavy and rugged, excellent vibration damping
  • L280: High endurance with longer service life
  • T500: Withstands chemicals and high temperatures
  • R:  Low cost, wear and coefficients of friction
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17 Most Common Materials

17 Common Materials
  • 17 most common materials for almost any area of use
  • Resistance to high temperatures, debris, high loads, safe for contact with food and more
  • At least 113 dimensions in each material for shaft diameters of up to 50 mm
  • DIN ISO 3547 compliant (exception for iglide® M250)
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Low coefficients of friction

Low coefficients of friction
  • Universal under normal conditions such as temperature, tolerance, etc.
  • iglide® GLW and J4 as low-cost solutions for mass production.
  • iglide® P and K similar to iglide® G with reduced moisture absorption, beneficial in damp environments.
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Maximum service life

Maximum service life
  • iglide® J and L280 are optimized to work well against wear
  • Have low wear rates, resulting in long service life  
  • Materials are differentiated by their potential temperature and load ranges
  • Can be used well in combination with special shaft materials
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High temperature resistance

High temperature resistance
  • For long-term service in temperatures up to 482°F 
  • iglide® Z has extremely long service life and low wear rates under high loads and at very high temperatures
  • High thermal resistance and meant for hot liquids
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Dirt and debris resistance

Dirt and debris resistant
  • High wear resistance against factors like dirt, debris, friction, chips, etc.
  • iglide® H370: Broad range of uses for wet applications 
  • iglide® H2:  Wear-resistant, low cost solution for mass production with low operational performance
  • iglide® H1:  The endurance runner
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FDA compliant
  • Ideal for the food and beverage processing industries, as well as in packaging, pharmaceuticals, etc. where hygienic operation is required.
  • FDA-compliant and offers resistance to moisture, temperature extremes, and other requirements.
  • The blue color also facilitates the often required "optical detectability" in the food industry. 
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High Load Applications

High Load Applications
  • High wear resistance combined with the ability to withstand high (static) loads, shock and edge loads.
  • High loads include radial surface pressures from 4,351 to far beyond 14,500 PSI (14,500 psi corresponds to 2,205 lb on a bushing of 10 mm x 10 mm).
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Mold resistant
  • Resistant to fungi, bacteria and mold
  • In accordance to DIN EN ISA 846 Procedure A
  • Tested in special culture for 4 weeks at 29°C, with no alteration or mildew found
  • Perfect for HVAC aplications in buildings, aircraft or cars
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Suitable for Water

Suitable for Water
  • Ideal for use underwater and in applications where moisture is a factor
  • High resistance to wear, temperature and water vapor
  • High service life for fast rotation and constant motion underwater
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Chemical Resistant
  • Resistant against chemicals dependent on the temperature, the length of exposure and the type and amount of mechanical loading
  • Resistant to hydrocholic acid and can be used in greatly diluted acids and diluted lyes
  • In dirty environments, a traditional lubricant can decrease the wear resistance in comparison to running dry
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Vibration and Stroke Resistant

Vibration and Stroke resistant
  • High wear resistance on almost all shafts
  • Excellent vibration-damping and very low coefficients of friction in dry operation
  • Low wear against different shaft materials
  • Resistant to edge loads and high impact resistance
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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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