Why are there so many different iglidur materials?

Lars Butenschön | 2. July 2019

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The variety of iglidur materials is the result of very different customer requirements over almost the last three decades. Development of a good plain bearing material is often like squaring the circle. If an improvement is made in one particular direction, this usually happens at the expense of another property. – Most technical applications can be covered by the five standard materials iglidur G, J, X, W300 and M250.
However, where very special or complex applications, exploitation of the last technical reserves or the latest price-performance improvement for large series are concerned, the other iglidur materials are becoming increasingly important. Moreover, the limits of use of non-lubricated plain bearings have shifted further In the last few years due to new iglidur materials.

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