Although polymer coating technologies have been widely employed in corrosion protection of component surfaces and other applications, recent advances that deliver improved tribological properties are creating opportunities to meet these challenges and help revolutionize component design and manufacturing.
By building on our legacy of innovation in plain bearing technologies, we created our line of TriboShield® standard tribological polymer coatings for a wide range of industrial applications. Offering the advantage of geometric freedom for sliding surfaces, with TriboShield® virtually any shape or surface can be coated—permitting design to go beyond the conventional cylindrical bush options and presenting opportunities to simplify design or reduce the number of components in an assembly.
Paired for Performance
For applications where freedom of geometry is essential such as automotive, hydraulic systems and medical equipment, we offer TriboMate® paired coatings which are specifically designed to work with and enhance the performance of our other bearing and polymer coating products. Pairing a TriboShield® coating with another TriboShield® coating or another GGB plain bearing solution offers significantly reduced friction and can extend the lifetime of a system.
The Freedom to Innovate
At GGB, we aren’t afraid to take risks for our customers and take pride in working closely with customers in the early stage of a design to think broadly and boldly—to expand beyond traditional surface engineered solutions. Offering partnerships based on trust, compassion, determination, collaboration and respect, we work to push the boundaries of possibility, inspiring customers across all markets to partner and innovate alongside us.
In any project, considering tribological requirements as early as possible in the system design process is critical to ensuring optimal performance. This allows you to take full advantage of part shape to minimize the number of components and maximize service life. We employ a global team of application engineering specialists and materials scientists that can assist in the early stages of the product design to identify ways for the right tribological solution to yield size, weight, efficiency and performance enhancements in the final assembly.
The Polymer Pyramid
Our range of polymers are formulated to cover the spectrum of polymers available today—and we can always further customize solutions for specific needs.