An Introduction to Plastic Bearings

Why Plastics are Better than Metal

bearings-bushings-nylonDuring this live webinar on July 8th (10am PST), we’ll explore the benefits of using plastic bearings over metal bearings and review specific considerations to ensure the correct plastic material is chosen for a variety of applications. The presentation includes valuable takeaways and design worksheets as well.

Self-Lubricated Polymer Bearings vs. Conventional Metal Bearings

  • Plastic bearings require less maintenance thus lower cost of ownership.
  • Plastic bearings require no grease.
  • Plastic bearings are more sanitary.
  • Plastic bearings offer greater flexibility in design.
  • Plastic bearings are often quieter.
  • Plastic bearings are resistant to corrosion.





Kevin-SmithKevin Smith has worked in the plastics industry for 15+ years and has served a variety of industries including: food & beverage, agriculture, heavy equipment, military, and marine. Kevin specializes in bearing applications and is also knowledgeable in hard-to-bond applications. His background prior to plastics is industrial pumping systems, high-vacuum applications & equipment, and machining.

Kevin is based in Redwoods Woodland, WA facility and can be reached at 360.846.5202 (Mobile / Text) or via email at