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Polymer Coatings

Design freedom through Tribological Coatings

To keep pace with the ever-changing world of tribology, we continue to search for innovative and groundbreaking solutions.

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. 

GGB TriboMate Paired Coatings Model for tribological systems

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.

      

GGB TriboMate Coatings Analysis of friction and wear

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.

GGB TriboShield Standard Coatings Range Chart

                                    

Experience the Advantage

 

GGB Coatings allow for design simplification

Design Simplification

Provide tailored friction levels for many complex shaped surfaces that traditional cylindrical bearings cannot access—allowing for a more simplistic design that employs fewer parts.

 

 

GGB Coatings work together with most metallic subtrates

Most Metallic Substrates

Work with steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, and magnesium. Polymer coatings can be considered for polymeric and composite substrates, too.

 

GGB Coatings feature exceptional chemical and corrosion protection

Chemical and corrosion protection

Feature exceptional chemical and corrosion protection, offering a barrier of inert material between surfaces to extend longevity.

 

GGB Coatings are easy to customize to your application needs

Easy to customize

Collaborate with our expert team to tailor our polymer coatings to the unique needs of your applications.

 

GGB Coatings are self-lubricating eliminating or reducing the need for additional lubrication

Self lubrication

Incorporate solid lubricants to deliver self lubricity that can help reduce and sometimes eliminate the need for additional lubrication in machine parts.

 

The solution to hard chrome plating obsolescence  

With high toxicity levels, high costs, and more bans likely coming in the next decade —chemical conversion coatings are becoming a thing of the past.  GGB polymer coatings can be an effective, environmental-friendly solution. Contact your local Application Engineer for additional information. 

Applications

We know there's no "one-size-fits-all" approach to efficiency. That's why we're always looking for new ways to tailor our products to meet a wide variety of applications—and these efforts are routinely met with outstanding results. Here are a few industries we've adapted our solutions for:

 

GGB Tribological Polymer Coatings for Automotive Applications

Automotive

Offers burr-free application to meet stringent cleanliness requirements and are used in door hinges, convertible roof mechanisms, steering and seating systems.

 

GGB Polymer Coatings for Light Transportation Chains

Light Transportation Chains

Offering high load capacity, maintenance-free performance, and extended service life to transportation chain equipment.

 

GGB Tribological Coatings for Baby Stroller Applications

Baby Stroller Wheels

Offers smooth stop-start operation for maximum occupant comfort and safety while minimizing future maintenance.

 

GGB Polymer Coatings for Exoskeletons and Prosthesis

 Exoskeleton and Prosthesis

Delivers low friction properties to moving joints for flexion and extension of exoskeleton and prosthesis devices and equipment.

 

GGB Tribological Coatings for Dialysis Pumps

Dialysis Pumps

Minimizes space requirements while providing self-lubrication and uniform friction and wear.

 

GGB Polymer Coatings for Display Mounts and Arms

 Display Mounts and Arms

Offers smooth operation for pivot and rotating points, helping deliver long-term longevity and performance.

 

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