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iglidur® materials for maintenance-free bearing points

Our iglidur materials are characterised by their special material composition, which makes the bearing points free from lubrication and maintenance. You can choose from over 60 iglidur plastics with different specifications, so that the iglidur plain bearing, for example, can be precisely tailored to the requirements of your application. These iglidur materials are supplemented by various igutex fibre composite materials, which are used in applications with particularly high loads.

Find the following information on this page
Overview of all iglidur and igutex materials 
How sustainable are plastics from igus? ▼
Free sample box with the most important materials ▼

Overview of plain-bearing materials

Plain bearings for general purpose

For general purpose

Here you can find all iglidur® materials that can be used universally under normal conditions (temperature, media etc.).
Plain bearings with a long service life

With long service life

Of course, every iglidur material is optimised for wear. However, the plain-bearing materials in this group have a particularly long service life.
Plain bearings for contact with food

For contact with food

Since bearing elements made from our iglidur materials do not have to be lubricated, they are suitable for areas of application with high hygiene standards. 
Use with media-resistant plain bearings

With high media resistance

Media contact? Not a problem. We carry materials that have been developed for use in humid environments or wet rooms.
Plain bearings for harsh environments

For harsh environments

iglidur materials in this category have been developed for use in very dirty environments combined with loads and impacts.
Plain bearings for heavy-duty applications

For high loads

For particularly high loads, we have developed igutex materials that are woven from high-strength fibre composites. 
Plain bearings for high temperatures

For high temperatures

Here you can find materials that are particularly heat-resistant. We can also offer you a solution for use in hot liquids.
Plain bearings for special applications

For special applications

Electrical conductivity, freedom from PTFE and silicone or fast rotation under water ... here you can find iglidur materials for very special requirements.

Particularly sustainable

This group brings together the iglidur materials that are made from at least 97% regranulate.

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What are igus materials made of?

Find out more about the different components that make up our materials and how these materials give our products their special specifications.
Self-lubricating iglidur plain bearing

How does self-lubrication work?

We explain the self-lubricating effect of our plain bearings and why bearing points do not have to be lubricated thanks to our iglidur and igutex materials.

How sustainable are igus plastics?

We consider it our duty to use resources sustainably and to always focus on protecting the environment in our work as a plastics-processing company. Our materials and products can make an important contribution to this.

For instance, our materials make the use of lubricants and oils at bearing points completely superfluous. They are also lighter than steel and save energy thanks to their lower weight. Thanks to their long service life, iglidur products need to be replaced less often.

Find out here what else we do to protect the environment.

Materials are tested in the test laboratory

To tailor the advice optimally to your needs and make it easier for you to select materials, igus performs over 15,000 tribological wear tests every year. These standardised tests form the empirical basis for a calculation program that can be found nowhere else in the world and can simulate different scenarios, from high-temperature pivoting to underwater rotation under different loads. With the online tool iglidur Bearing Designer, you can precisely calculate the service life of our materials - within seconds and based on real test data.

Free sample box containing the most important materials

We are happy to provide you with free samples so that you can convince yourself of the performance of our iglidur and igutex materials.
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The most important iglidur materials

This sample box contains:
  • 38 plastic bearings made of the most important iglidur materials
  • Templates for finding the perfect material for your application
  • iglidur bearing technology catalogue
Request free of charge now!
Sample box with heavy-duty plain bearings

igutex and iglidur heavy-duty materials

This sample box contains: 
  • Seven igutex and iglidur heavy-duty plain bearings 
  • The most important information about our heavy-duty materials
  • Test results and application examples
Request free of charge now!


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