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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).


Learn about our quality program and view our current ISO cert.


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...

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Deep Dives

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

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More Resources

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

Education Overview


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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.

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About TriStar Plastics Corp.

About Us

Engineering Expertise | Over 39 Years of Experience


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

The Company’s principal location is in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, with additional sales and distribution centers in Denver, North Carolina, Yorba Linda, California and Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Corporate History

In 1982, CEO Richard Cedrone founded TriStar in Worcester, Massachusetts, a bustling manufacturing city 45 miles west of Boston.

Current president, David Mello, joined the team in 1990 and soon established the fabrication and manufacturing divisions; enabling TriStar to provide a continuum of services from prototype right through to production.

A team was rapidly built, and the company’s reputation strongly developed. In 1992, TriStar opened its new corporate office in Shrewsbury, MA. This allowed management to not only expand its physical base, but also expand its vision for the growing plastics engineering company.

The company also began adding branches in North Carolina (1988), California (1993), Chicago (2006). In addition, it established manufacturing of the Ultracomp Bearing line (1997) and the manufacturing of the CJ Bearing line (2006). And with the purchase of a surface sciences company, TriStar was now able to chemically alter plastic materials for enhanced surface modification.

In 2018, the company earned the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 9001:2015 re-certification for implementing quality management systems for the custom fabrication and manufacturing of composite self-lubricating bearing materials.

With nearly forty years of developing and manufacturing plastic components — and a growing Enhanced Materials Division — TriStar Plastics Corp. combines a solid foundation with a clear vision for the future.

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TriStar Plastic Corp. Introduction

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