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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)


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Technical 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. 


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Volume 20 - Issue 1
Cold Plasma Treatment Helps Implant Dentistry Create Beautiful Smiles

Cold Plasma Treatment Helps Implant Dentistry Create Beautiful Smiles


Dental implants are generally thought of as a recent innovation but can actually be traced back 4000 years to ancient China. Remains have been found with carved bamboo pegs tapped directly into the jaw to replace lost teeth. Today’s technology allows for implants that replace a full tooth with one that looks and functions like the real deal. Read on to learn how TriStar’s EMD division uses plasma technology to improve treatment outcomes.

Plasma treatment of dental implants creates stronger bonds

Current Implants Actually Fuse to the Jawbone – Creating an Incredibly Strong and Stable Root

Unlike a crown, which requires some portion of the tooth still in the jawbone, an implant is used when there is no useful tooth remaining. The implant is made of titanium and other materials that fuse with the jawbone and imitate the root of a tooth. This artificial root allows the dentist to secure the replacement tooth, so it feels stable and blends in with your surrounding teeth.

A Super-Clean Post is Critical for a Successful Implant Outcome

With both crowns and implants the key to a successful treatment is the stability of the post and TriStar’s EMD (Enhanced Materials Division) has helped a specialty implant clinic by preparing their posts for bonding in the jawbone. With new post surface technology for holding the adhesive it is imperative that the metal be super-cleaned and enhanced for maximum bond-ability.

Cold Plasma Technology the Key to Maximum Bond Strength and Stability

TriStar uses cold vacuum plasma to accomplish this goal unlike other techniques where corona or air plasma are used. In those cases, the treatment requires that the implant be installed immediately. With TriStar’s technology the metal can be treated and held in storage for several weeks without degradation. This ensures the maximum bond strength to keep the tooth stable for years to come.

Plasma can be used to make any surface, including metals, plastics and elastomers, hydrophobic or hydrophilic as the application requires. In the case of the metal implant, plasma also offers the additional advantage of atomically cleaning the metal for the highest purity possible before installing it in the patient.

For more information on how plasma services can enhance your products contact TriStar’s EMD group!

Do you have a question for our experts?

What is plasma treatment? Here's how it works.

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