Tech Talk Blog

3 Reasons Why Christopher Columbus Would Have Chosen Composite Bearings

October 14, 2013

The Santa MariaIn honor of Columbus Day ― and following our recent article about composite bearings aboard the America’s Cup vessels ― we’ve been inspired by the tremendous advances in marine design; particularly in composite bearings.  And we got to wondering how the famed explorer we celebrate this week may have benefitted from the new technology.  Would Christopher Columbus have chosen CJ composite bearings when he sailed the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria across the ocean blue?  Here’s why we think so:  

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Free White Papers for Food Industry Manufacturers - Download your copies now!

October 17, 2012

Are you involved in food processing or food and beverage packaging?  Do you need to optimize the performance of your manufacturing equipment and reduce costs?  Have you considered replacing traditional steel or bronze bearings with new engineered plastics?

Download our new technical papers to discover the advantages of polymer and composite bearings for the food industry:

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Materials Database

March 1, 2011

Did you know that TriStar provides an on-line materials database to help you choose just the right solution for your application?   

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TriStar's Fabrication Capabilities

February 8, 2011

At the start of this New Year, I thought I’d take a minute to tell you about our fabrication capabilities. In short, TriStar is able to fabricate just about anything and everything out of plastic; we call it “Print to Part.”

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TriStar Plastics Named Exclusive Distributor by Saint-Gobain

July 20, 2010

Rulon, Rulon Bearings, Fluoroloy

TriStar Plastics today announced it has been named as the exclusive, North American distributor of the Rulon®, Rulon® Bearings and Fluoroloy® family of bearing products by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. This exclusive agreement is the culmination of a nearly 30-year partnership between TriStar and Saint-Gobain. "We are honored to broaden our relationship with Saint-Gobain through an exclusive parnership agreement," said Richard Cedrone, CEO of TriStar Plastics. "The Rulon solution offers unique benefits to our customers across a broad-range of industries, including food and beverage, agriculture, medical device and manufacturing. This partnership is a natural step in allowing us to better serve our customers."

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