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

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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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Plastic Bearings are Steadfast Performers in Military Applications

Plastic Bearings are Steadfast Performers in Military Applications


When the mission is critical, the bearing is TriStar.

Leading military contractors and manufacturers look to us for the best in precision engineering and custom fabrication so they can build the finest defense equipment possible.

Our bearings are prized for their durability and longevity, and because they are self-lubricating, our troops can spend less time on regular greasing and maintenance, and more time on mission.

When the quality of the equipment can literally mean the difference between life and death, TriStar bearings outperform.

You’ll find us where precision counts the most:

  • On the bomb release mechanisms of military planes
  • On the control systems of surface-to-air missiles 
  • Aboard the radio towers of field vehicles 
  • Within the suspension systems of transportation systems

We’ve designed our CJ, Ultracomp®, TriSteel™ and Rulon® bearings  to withstand the most adverse of combat environments, from rugged desert terrain to icy ocean waters — and everywhere in between. Our bearings are an ideal replacement for steel and bronze, and provide exceptional resistance to the constant vibration and impact of an active battle zone.

With our stock shapes, custom components and Enhanced Materials Division, TriStar is proud to serve.


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