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Bearing Materials

TriStar offers a wide range of bearing materials that are ideal for non-lubricated, high-load applications.

Saint Gobain Materials

TriStar is the exclusive partner of Saint Gobain for Rulon materials in North America. 

Materials and Fabrication

Our capabilities include component design, material selection, prototype, production, and manufacturing.

Materials Database

Use our interactive database to search for and compare over 450 materials.


Surface Modification

Learn how our Enhanced Materials Divison (EMD) modifies existing materials to meet specific needs.



Since 1982 we have been combining the skills of TriStar’s engineering team, our extensive product line, and our deep understanding of a broad range of industries to bring you solutions to your most challenging engineering needs.

Problems / Solutions

Explore the common causes of bearing failure and learn how advanced polymer and composite bearings can address them.

Application Case Studies

Enhanced Materials Division (EMD)

EMD  positions TriStar Plastics as the leading resource to solve your demanding engineering material challenges.

Enhanced Materials Division (EMD)


View our library of engineering worksheets — the quickest way to communicate your project specs — or reach out to our engineering team.


Here are a few of our most popular online engineering tools - including our PV calc and material database (450+ materials).


Technical Library

Our collection of case studies, product specs, brochures and other key technical documents.

Free White Papers

Our library of free-to-download white papers focus on industry-based solutions, specific materials, bearing design, and more...

All White Papers

Industry Deep Dives

These pillar pages provide in-depth information on bearings and problem/solutions for specific industires.

All Pillar Pages

More Resources

Our popular resources, including our monthly newsletters, blog, and our video library.

Education Overview

About Us

TriStar Plastics Corp. provides engineering, custom fabrication and manufacturing of high-performance plastics and self-lubricating bearing materials. 


We're dedicated to building a company where opportunities exist for talented people to achieve their maximum potential.


Additional company resources, including info about our quality program and forms for signing up for e-invoicing and e-payments.

Contact Us

Go here to request a quote or for general questions (document requests, billing inquiries, etc.).


Ask the Expert

Have a material or application question for our engineering team? Want to send us a file for review? Go here.


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Engineered Plastic Solutions

Your engineering partner from prototype to production

TriStar Plastics Corp. provides engineering, custom fabrication and manufacturing of high-performance plastics and self-lubricating bearings materials. Our capabilities include component design, material selection, prototype, production and manufacturing.

Material Database

Search our database of 450+ plastic materials

Ask The Expert

Engineering assistance & material selection support

Technical Library

Spec sheets, design worksheets, case studies & brochures

Web Store and Portal

Use our upcoming web store to order common sizes of our tier one bearing products.

Access our portal to check on the status of your open orders and to see historical data about past orders.


CJ Bearings

CJ Bearings

CJs excel where long wear and low maintenance matter most



Self-lubricating metal backed system for rigorous applications



Self-lubricating composite for high load, low speed applications

Rulon® Bearings

Rulon® Plane Bearings

Ideal for non-lubricated, high-load applications in punishing environments

Custom Components

Custom Components

Components manufactured to your exact specifications

Rulon Materials

Rulon® Materials

Self-lubricating, high performance bearing materials

Enhanced Materials

Enhanced Materials

Improve & extend the performance of polymers, elastomers, & foams

Stock Shapes

Stock Shapes

Let our experts assist you in choosing the right material for your application

The TriStar Advantage

The TriStar Advantage

At TriStar we have a comprehensive circle of services. Find out what this means for you.