“Annealing” is the heat treatment of materials over a long period of time. In the case of plain bearings, this treatment helps to reduce mechanical tension in the component and thus to ensure or improve the press-fit in the application. The duration and intensity of this treatment is heavily dependent on the respective composition of the material. We have dedicated a blog article to this extensive topic. For temperature instructions regarding specific iglidur materials, we will be happy to advise you personally.