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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...

All White Papers

Deep Dives

These pillar pages provide in-depth information on bearings and problem/solutions for specific industires.

All Pillar Pages

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. 


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

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Volume 20 - Issue 10
Education Creates Strong Partnerships

Education Creates Strong Partnerships


For almost 40 years our focus on education and collaborative engineering has been the cornerstone of building strong partnerships with our clients. This month, we are highlighting some of the key educational resources we have created over the years.

The blocks below highlight some of our most popular educational assets and we encourage you to explore. Whether you prefer on-demand videos, long-form webpages, blog posts, or downloadable white papers, we think you’ll find something to interest you. Also included are some engineering tools such as our material database (450+ materials) and our bearing PV calculator.

Highlighting Our Newest Educational Tool | On-Demand Webinars

The newest tool in our suite of educational resources are our on-demand webinars. These focus on specific bearing materials and engineering topics that have proven popular with engineers over the years.

The webinars posted thus far have been presented by our Vice President of Engineering, Dave Biering, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, having been with TriStar for nearly 30 years (44 years in the industry overall).

We are adding new sessions weekly, so check back often!

We hope you have found this useful and if you have any feedback on anything you see here or if you would like to discuss an engineering challenge with our team, we encourage you to reach out.

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