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Green bearing

25 January 2013

Polymer researcher and bearings specialist igus UK has developed a plain bearing material that is based on 54% sustainable and natural raw materials. The basic polymer of the new iglidur N54 plain bearing is mainly made

Polymer researcher and bearings specialist igus UK has developed a plain bearing material that is based on 54% sustainable and natural raw materials. The basic polymer of the new iglidur N54 plain bearing is mainly made of castor oil, rather than finite crude oil. The company's mechanically and tribologically optimised biopolymer is suitable for universal use in the low-load range.

As with all igus iglidur polymers, iglidur N54 is a high-performance tribological plastic material that is both lubricant and maintenance free.

In-house test results are reported to indicate excellent wear resistance properties with loads up to 2MPa.
 
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