slide friction optimized plastic compounds

TECACOMP TRM - optimized for tribology and mechanics

The tribologically optimized and mechanically reinforced compounds of the TECACOMP TRM product series were developed for applications requiring optimum sliding properties, maximumstrength and minimal wear. Engineering and high-temperature plastics are responsible for providing the relevant temperature properties, while specially developed fillers improve sliding properties and wear behaviour. Components used particularly in the automotive as well as the mechanical and apparatus engineering industries have been produced over many decades using compounds from Ensinger adapted specifically to these special demands.


Selection scope base polymers + fillers

Base polymers: PK, PA, PBT, PPA, PPS, PEEK

Additives for enhanced mechanical strength: Carbon fibres, minerals, glass fibres, glass beads

Additives for improved sliding properties: PTFE, inorganic solid lubricants, oils, minerals


 70% lower wear: TECACOMP TRM X

TECACOMP TRM X compounds are designed for plastic components exposed to high levels of mechanical stress. Instead of PTFE, special minerals ensure optimum sliding and friction properties. The compounds developed by Ensinger demonstrate up to 70% less wear than plastics with added PTFE, and ensure an efficient end product manufacturing process with minimal downtimes. The PTFE-free mineral-filled compounds are the right choice for applicationsinvolving higherspeeds, high levels of mechanical stress and high temperature conditions. Typical applications involving extreme friction and sliding stress include components in engines, high-performance gears or vehicle drive trains.

Compounds with PTFE

Slide-friction optimized compounds: example air valve Divert air valve

 

PTFE-modified materials are well known for their excellent friction and sliding properties. Ensinger compounds with PTFE are the right choice for applications involving moderate loads and high speeds.

 


Benefits

The selected fillers significantly increase the creep strength of components subject to loads and high temperatures.

The additives used are stably embedded in the plastic matrix.

A consistent property profile and stable surface structure, as well as an absence of optical faults in applications subject to high loads.

No deposits on the tool and minimal maintenance work required.