thermally conductive injection molding grade
thermoplastics are ideal for friction and wear
components including automotive thrust washers and
primary failure mechanism in polymeric friction and
wear materials is polymer degradation induced by
temperature rise at the frictional surface.
Conventional plastic materials, including those
formulated for friction and wear uses, are thermal
insulators and cannot manage the frictional heat.
reason high temperature plastics are commonly used
in friction and wear applications is that they
better withstand the heat generation. A more
engineered approach is to spread and dissipate
frictional heat resulting in significantly lower
thermally conductive injection moldable
thermoplastic friction and wear compounds are net
shape moldable or machinable for a variety of
bearing applications in automotive, aerospace, food
processing and other industries.