Heavy industry

High-quality machine components for demanding applications

In the realm of heavy machinery, the use of components made from technical plastics is becoming increasingly commonplace. These plastics are reliable and durable materials with a low coefficient of friction.

Technical plastics are used in machine parts such as ball bearings, rolls, slide rails, gearwheels and chain guides. These materials offer excellent absorption of vibration and resistance to chemicals while still remaining considerably lighter than metals.

In heavy industry, all components of a production system must function reliably and meet high quality standards. All parts that require maintenance must function flawlessly between the scheduled maintenance operations.

Plastics have been used in heavy industrial applications for decades now, allowing us to accumulate a wealth of information and extensive hands-on experience of their suitability in this sector. Plastics require only minimal lubrication, if any. This in itself creates savings. In addition, there are numerous other beneficial properties that are unique to plastics.

STRENGTHS

  • high mechanical strength
  • good resistance to wear
  • good resistance to chemicals
  • good electrical insulation properties
  • a low coefficient of friction

APPLICATIONS

  • Doctor blades
  • Wear plates
  • Slide rails
  • Electrical insulation elements
  • Slide bearings
  • Worktop gratings
  • Punches
  • Seal rings
  • Guide rings
  • Soundproofing panels
  • Chemical tanks/pools
  • Filter grates
  • Filter baskets
  • Ceramic parts for extremely high temperatures
  • Technical brushes

TYPICAL MATERIALS

  • PE
  • PP
  • PA 6 G
  • PA 6 G OIL
  • PF CC 201 cotton phenolic laminate
  • PTFE
  • PUR
  • GPO-3
  • Cogetherm
  • Pamitherm
  • G-Etronax

Applications

Doctor blades
cotton phenolic laminate (HGW 2082), Wartex and PUR

Electrical insulation elements
GPO-3, Cogetherm, Pamitherm, G-Etronax and cotton phenolic laminate (HGW 2082)

Applications with extremely high temperatures
Ceramics

Soundproofing panels
PE/EPDM, PE and PUR

Slide bearings
PA 6 G, PTFE and cotton phenolic laminate

chemical tanks
PP, PE, PVDF and ECTFE

Filter baskets
PE and PP

Technical brushes
PA/PP