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

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

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Rulon® 142 │ Exceptional for Linear Bearings and Slides

Rulon 142

When you have a need for exceptional vibration resistance, superior mechanical strength, and good dimensional stability, consider the versatile Rulon142.

This low-deformation compound exceeds most materials in preventing catastrophic failures on machine tool guideways. It is also our most cost-effective linear bearing material.

Other key characteristics of the aqua-colored Rulon 142 are virtual elimination of stick/slip, uniform friction, high thermal dissipation, and good stability. And like all variations of Rulon, Rulon 142 delivers long wear, self-lubrication, and design diversity.

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Max Load "P" (psi) Mpa: 1,000/6.9
Max Speed "V" (fpm) m/s: 400/2.0
Max "PV" (psi-fpm) (Mpa • m/s): 10,000/0.35

Mating Surface Steel

Rc40 and higher


Wet, dry, vacuum

Relative Rating (1=Low, 5=High)

Coefficient of friction: 2
Creep resistance: 4
Insulative property: No

Rod and Tube

Molded up to 12" long
Precision grinding or machining available for some sizes

Sheet and Tape

Tape 12" width max. Skived up to 1/8" thick
Precision grinding or machining available on thickness


Contact district sales manager
Full machining capabilities available

Automatic Molding

Custom bearings
Components, near-net


Rods and tubes
Specialty profiles

Hand Molding

Rod, sheet, and tube


Custom machined parts


Tapes and thin sheet

Stamping and forming

Bearings and glides


Rulon 142 & CE-211R Adhesive

Our CE-211R adhesive is a general purpose epoxy system with exceptional bond strength.

Often paired with our etched Rulon® 142 product, it is also recommended for use in any etched fluoropolymer bonding project.

View our Spec Sheet BUY CE-211R ONLINE BUY RULON 142 ONLINE

Note: If you are looking for safety data for CE-211,
you can find SDS sheets for Part A and Part B here.

Rulon142 & CE211 Epoxy Kit