GGB Grows Engineered Plastics Portfolio with New EP®30 Material

May 16, 2018


GGB EP30 tribological engineered plastics bearing material

The new engineered plastics tribological material adds to their tribological range of products


  • New material broadens the range of GGB's engineered plastics products to better meet customer needs.
  • Provides the ideal combination of performance and price for certain applications, such as water pumps, pulley dampers, automotive interiors and hydrodynamic applications, among others.
  • Made-to-order in a wide range of standard and custom shapes.


GGB announces the development of EP®30, the newest addition to their light-weight engineered plastics product range. EP®30 tribological material is made-to-order in a wide range of standard and custom shapes, and provide good to very good dry and lubricated performance in applications as diverse as office and sports equipment, automobiles, domestic appliances and chemical-processing equipment.

More specifically, EP®30 extends the current engineered plastics product range in terms of improved temperature resistance and damping effect to reduce noise. It provides the ideal combination of performance and price for certain applications, such as water pumps both in automotive and industrial applications, pulley dampers, automotive interiors, seat sliders and hydrodynamic applications. EP®30 also offers the following characteristics:

  • Good bushing performance in dry working conditions
  • Very good bushing performance in lubricated or marginally lubricated applications
  • Corrosion resistance in humid and saline environments
  • Very good price and weight performance ratio
  • Very good performance in elasto-hydrodynamic applications
  • Unlimited dimensions and design features within injection-molding tool
  • Compliance with ELV, WEEE and RoHS specifications

We are very pleased to add the EP®30 tribological material to our portfolio, as we recognize the importance of creating materials to satisfy the increasing performance demands of our customers´ applications,” said Paul Pathikal, VP of Strategy and Marketing. “To be a thought leader in the industry, we must actively develop new ideas by listening to our customers and identifying their needs.”

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Project Engineer Automotive Andreas Epli,

About GGB

GGB helps create a world of motion with minimal frictional loss through plain bearing and surface engineering technologies. With R&D, testing and production facilities in the United States, Germany, France, Brazil, Slovakia and China, GGB partners with customers worldwide on customized tribological design solutions that are efficient and environmentally sustainable. GGB’s engineers bring their expertise and passion for tribology to a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing. To learn more about GGB’s surface engineering for reliable tribology, visit

GGB is an EnPro Industries company (NYSE: NPO).



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