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51A Caswell Road


Northampton NN4 7PW

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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Plain bearings made of iglidur® high-performance polymers

For more than 50 years, igus® have been producing iglidur® plastic plain bearings. Used for technical and economic advantage over all types of metal plain bearings, iglidur® bearings are self-lubricating, maintenance-free, chemical resistant, universally applicable and reduce costs by up to 40 percent and are up to 7 times lighter than the metal equivalent.
They can withstand extreme temperatures and are suitable for a wide range of applications and industries. iglidur® bearings are available in a wide range of standard catalogue options and also custom 3d printed, moulded or machined.

By switching to iglidur® bearings, customers can increase their technology and reduce their costs. igus® products can be delivered within 24 hours, can be configured using the service-life calculators and have been extensively tested in the laboratory.   

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iglidur® plain bearing product finder

igus® plain bearings are manufactured from innovative high-performance plastics for a wide range of applications and run extensive tests on its bearing materials to compile data into an online database called the iglidur® Expert System. This system provides comprehensive suitability and service life analysis of all iglidur® materials allowing you to choose the best product for your application in a few easy steps.

Simply enter your requirements, including design, load, speed, shaft material and housing and discover the most suitable material and the lifetime of the bearing within your application.

iglidur® Product finder

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How are iglidur® plain bearings tested?

In more than 12,000 individuals tests a year on over 200 test rigs in the igus® test laboratory, all materials are thoroughly tested. The findings go into a unique knowledge database on the tribology of maintenance-free plastic plain bearings. This database enables us to select the ideal iglidur® plain bearing for our customers depending on the application and to calculate its anticipated service life.

Are igus® plastic bearings as strong as metal ones?

This is dependent on the application. Mostly, igus® plastic bearings do not need to be stronger than metal bearings, but they will outlast them. Please email for some technical help or ring 01604 677240. 

How do I get an iglidur® sample?

There are many options,you can either request one through the automated sample process on the website, ring the office on: 01604 677240, email the office: or request them via live chat on the igus® website.

Largest test lab in the industry

We carry out tests so that you do not have to experiment. Find out how our iglidur® polymer plain bearings are tested in the largest test laboratory in the industry. We also carry out individual customer tests here.

Knowledge base

Here you can find answers to the most important questions regarding iglidur plain bearings. Compiled and answered in detail by our experts in the area of plain bearing technology.  

iglidur plain bearings in use

More and more design and maintenance engineers rely on iglidur® polymer plain bearings for their applications. They are up to 40 per cent more cost-effective than metal solutions, delivered quickly, maintenance-free and lubrication-free.


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