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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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More Resources

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

Education Overview


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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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Contact Us

Go here to request a quote or for general questions (document requests, billing inquiries, etc.).


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Have a material or application question for our engineering team? Want to send us a file for review? Go here.


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TriStar White Papers

Explore our library of FREE white papers which dive into topics relating to bearings, plastic materials, and industries where high performance materials can have a significant impact.


Use the content filter to narrow the white papers down by topic focus. Click on any thumbnail to learn more.

Meldin® Materials

Why Meldin® Offers Extraordinary Value for Challenging High-Temperature Applications and Beyond

Enhanced Materials Division

Solving Tough Engineering Problems with Enhanced Materials and Specialized Engineering Services

Pulp and Paper Equipment

How Careful Material Selection Can Solve Key Engineering Challenges for Pulp & Paper OEM’s

Plastic Bearing Design

A Guide to Form, Function and Selection

Machining Plastics

The Essential Guide to Materials, Tools & Techniques

Why do Metal Bearings Fail?

A Guide to Primary Causes and Tips for Prevention

Oil and Gas Equipment

How Advanced Polymer Components Are Solving Problems Across the Oil and Gas Industry

Railcar Equipment

How Advanced Self-Lubricating Bearing Materials are Helping Rail Cars and Related Equipment Operate More Safely and Efficiently Than Ever

Food and Beverage Industry

Challenges for Processing,Packaging, and Beyond

Critical Metrics

How to Choose the Best Bearing for Your Application

Robotics and Manufacturing

A Guide to Bearing Selection for Increased Production

Industrial Bearings

Ready to Improve Your Output? Grab this Guide to learn how!

Rulon® Bearings

How to Recognize Genuine and Avoid Counterfeit

Surface Modification

Improve Adhesion, Micro-Clean, Functionalize, and Produce Biocompatibility, Hydrophobic or Hydrophillic Characteristics

Food Processing Equipment

How Advanced Polymer Components Can Solve Key Production Challenges

Food & Beverage Packaging

The Value of Self-Lubricating Polymer Components

Agricultural Machinery Design

How new bearing innovations are propelling the industry with increased efficiency, enhanced productivity, and greater value

Rulon® Engineered Materials

Quality Assurance Begins with Precision Processing