PTFE Plain Bearings - Friction Bearings

For plain or friction bearings an important prerequisite  is that they work reliably over a long period of time and do not fail even under low-lube or dry running conditions.

Plain Bearings (friction bearings) made of MoldflonTM or highly wear-resistant PTFE compounds are the solution from ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics.

They are particularly suitable for applications involving high p•v values and high thermal loads. This makes plain bearings (friction bearings) of ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics the ideal choice for use with aggressive media.

What’s more, our plain or friction bearings can be used with confidence in applications involving contact with food or pharmaceutical products.

PTFE Plain Bearings (Friction Bearings) Properties

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Large temperature range of –100°C to +250°C
  • Suitable for high circumferential speeds under dry running conditions
  • Suitable for high p•v values under dry running conditions
  • FDA-compliant materials for life science applications

PTFE Plain Bearings (Friction Bearings) Application Examples

  • Elringplast plain bearings: very good chemical resistance and wear characteristics in industrial washing machines
  • MoldflonTM plain bearings: very high loads with damping properties for use in clutches
  • MoldflonTM plain bearings: approvals for use with food and temperature resistance for use in conveyor systems in the food industry
  • M-Liner dry plain bearings (wrapped bushes) : low friction and thin layers for use in actuator pins in electromagnets

Plain Bearings (Friction Bearings) Types

MoldflonTM Plain Bearings (Friction Bearings)

PTFE Plain Bearings and Friction Bearings
  • p•v values of up to 2.5 N/mm2•m/s for the highest tribological requirements
  • Lowest friction coefficient
  • FDA, USP Class VI, BAM, 3A conformity available


Type M-Liner
  • Dry running at speeds of up to 5 m/s
  • Thin PTFE surface coating for optimal heat dissipation


Plain Bearings Form

Please use our form for any technical inquiries regarding plain bearings.

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