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Co-efficient of Friction of Plastics

The coefficient of Friction of a material is the measure of the sliding resistance of a material over another material. In the case of thermoplastics the mating part is normally steel. When multiplying the co-efficient of friction by the perpendicular force between the two mating sliding faces, this result is the force required to slide the components across each other.


Our ranking compares this “surface slipperiness” across our range of materials and is important when selecting products for use in dynamic applications.

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           Plastic Type

 

Value

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  Tetron S   PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene  
0.06
  Polystone Matrox   PE Polyethylene   0.08   0.1
  Tetron LG   PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene  
0.11
  Tetron G   PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene  
0.12
  Tetron C   PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene  
0.12
  Orkot TXM (Low Friction)   Orkot   0.12
  Tetron B   PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene  
0.13
  Tetron BL   PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene   NA
  Tetron GR   PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene   0.15
  Orkot C320 TLG   Orkot   0.15
  Orkot TLM (Marine)   Orkot   0.15
  Nylatron 703XL   Nylon  
0.16
  Polystone PG100   PE Polyethylene   0.18
  Ertalyte TX   PETP Polyester  
0.18
  Polystone M-Slide   PE Polyethylene  
0.15
  Ertalon LFX   Nylon  
0.25
  Polystone Ultra   PE Polyethylene  
0.18
  Polystone 7000   PE Polyethylene  
0.18
  Polystone 7000SR   PE Polyethylene  
0.18
  Polystone 7000AST   PE Polyethylene   0.18
  Polystone 500   PE Polyethylene  
0.18
  Polystone Fender   PE Polyethylene  
0.18
  Polystone 300   PE Polyethylene  
0.18
  Polystone 8000+   PE Polyethylene  
0.22
  Ertalyte   PETP Polyester  
0.22
  Polystone Ezyslide 78   PE Polyethylene  
0.22
  Polystone M-Flametech AST   PE Polyethylene  
0.22
  Duratron T4301 & T4501 PAI   PAI Polyamide-imide  
0.25
  Ketron PEEK-HPV   PEEK Polyetheretherketone  
0.38
  Nylatron GS   Nylon  
0.30
  Nylatron GSM   Nylon  
0.30
  Ertacetal C   Acetal  
0.42
  Nylatron MC901   Nylon  
0.35
  Ketron PEEK-GF30   PEEK Polyetheretherketone  
0.35
  Ketron PEEK-CA30   PEEK Polyetheretherketone  
0.35
  Ketron PEEK-1000   PEEK Polyetheretherketone  
0.43
  Ertalon 6XAU+   Nylon  
0.35
  Ertalon 6SA   Nylon  
0.35
  Ertalon 6PLA   Nylon  
0.35
  Symalit PVDF   PVDF Polyviylidenefluoride  
0.18
  Ertalon 66SA   Nylon  
0.35
  Ertalon 4.6   Nylon  
NA
  Techtron HPV PPS   PPS Polyphenylene Sulphide  
0.35
  Duratron PBI   PBI Polybenzimidazole  
0.35
  Duratron T5530 PAI   PAI Polyamide-imide  
0.35
  Duratron T4203 & T4503 PAI   PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene  
0.35
  Ertalon 66GF-30   Nylon  
NA
  PPSU-1000   PPSU Polyphenylenesulphone  
NA
  Polystone PP   PP Polypropylene  
NA
  PSU-1000   PSU Polysulphone  
NA
  PEI-1000   PEI Polyetherimide  
NA
  Tetron HG   PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene  
NA
  Polycarbonate Hard   PC Polycarbonate  
NA
  Trovidur EN PVC   PVC Polyvinylchloride  
0.2   0.3
  Polycarbonate UVX   PC Polycarbonate  
NA
  Orkot C321 TL   Orkot   NA
  Uniboard   Timber Replacement   NA
  Polyurethane   Urethane   NA
  Acrylic   Polymethylmethacralyte   NA
 
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