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Rulon Reels In Custom Fishing Components

Posted by Dave Biering

Aug 28, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Rulon Reels In Custom Fishing ComponentsHere’s a fishing tale about the one that didn’t get away! 

Our team worked with a high-end fishing manufacturer to design a whole new reel drag system. The drag is actually a slip-clutch assembly that allows the line to move freely under the pressure of a sudden hook or the pull of a large fish ― basically keeping the fish engaged while the line is hauled in. 

Why did we choose Rulon LR and Rulon J formulas for this unique clutch application? It all came down to matching the right compounds to the right surface materials.

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Topics: Rulon J, Surface Modification, Rulon LR

Plastic Manufacturing for the Auto industry

Posted by Dave Biering

Aug 26, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Plastic Manufacturing for the Auto IndustryYou may have read our recent post about the growth of the auto industry and what that means to plastic manufacturers. At TriStar, we’ve worked with auto makers for many years to help them increase the fuel efficiency of their vehicles through lightweight plastic bearings and custom components

Given our interest in auto plastics, I thought I’d share an article from our colleagues at Plastics Engineering Magazine, which uncovers new initiatives to build large-scale auto parts from composites. This technology is bringing auto plastics to a whole new level.

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Topics: Automotive, Composite Bearings, polymer bearings

Rulon J and Adhesion: With or without Plasma Surface Modification?

Posted by Dave Biering

Aug 21, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Rulon J - Pull Strength - Untreated vs. TreatedToday’s question of the day is brought to you by the TriStar team: What are the differences in adhesion between Rulon J that has been treated with Plasma Surface Modification vs. the adhesion properties without treatment? 

We recently conducted a survey in our lab and I wanted to share the results with you! Our study examined the adhesion compatibility of Rulon J, which is one of the original Rulon compounds and is known for good wear and friction properties. Here’s what we uncovered:

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Topics: Rulon J, Surface Modification, Plasma Treatment

From fresh-water meters to chemical tanks, W2 excels in liquids

Posted by Dave Biering

Aug 20, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Submerged Water Bearings:  Rulon W2 From Fresh Water to Chemical TanksSummer seems an appropriate time to talk water ― given the seasonal spike in municipal water demands plus the need for the chemical treatment of pools ― the market for liquid-submersion bearings is high at this time of year. And no bearing material performs better in diverse liquid applications than Rulon W2.

A filled-PTFE can be used in a wet application? You might be asking this very question, since filled-PTFEs are generally reserved for dry applications only. But Rulon W2 has a unique additive that gives it stability when wet. The material delivers one of the best wear and friction rates, plus good thermal dissipation for a superior bearing lifespan. 

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Topics: Self-Lubricating Bearings, water bearings, Rulon W2

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