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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.

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Surface Modification

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

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Industries

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)

Actions

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

Tools

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

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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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Industry 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

About Us

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

Employment

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

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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.).

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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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Let's Go Paperless

In an effort to save time, paper and postage please sign up for our paperless invoicing and payments.

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Over 70 Industries Served

Over 70 Industries Served

Engineered Solutions That Reflect Deep Industry Knowledge

 

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.

With TriStar as your in-house engineering department, we can help you streamline maintenance, reduce costs, and improve equipment performance. We take the time to understand your specific requirements and then help you find the right product for your application.

Learn more about the TriStar Advantage or ask our experts about your toughest surface and plastic engineering challenges.

Railroad

Railroad

  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
  • Self-Lubricating
Military

Military

  • Impact Resistant
  • Maximum Reliability
  • Battlefield Proven
Marine

Marine

  • Increased Wear Life
  • Sea Water Resistant
  • Enhanced Reliability
Medical

Medical

  • Enhanced Molecular Adhesion
  • Improved Biocompatibility
  • "Green" Solutions
Agriculture

Agriculture

  • Design Assistance
  • Maintenance Free
  • Corrosion Resistant
Food

Food

  • Contamination Control
  • Speed in Production
  • Regulation Compliance
Construction

Construction

  • Self-Lubricating
  • Optimum Performance
  • Withstand Dirty Environments
Energy

Energy (Oil & Gas)

  • Withstand High Loads
  • Handle High Temperatures
  • Exceptional Impact Stability
Aerospace

Aerospace

  • Bear High Loads
  • Resist Vibration & Friction
  • Handle Takeoff/Landing Stress
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

  • Self-Lubricating
  • Optimum Performance
  • Reduced Downtime
Robotics

Robotics

  • Superior Compressive Strength
  • Speed in Production
  • Self-Lubricating