BUSHINGS & BEARINGS – Why Plastics are Better…

Plastics are among the most obtainable and cost-effective materials used in a variety of applications. They are easy to fabricate, durable and efficient, resulting in an ideal material for bearings and bushings.

SN InsertsBecause of plastics sheer usefulness and malleability, some plastic bushing grades can be designed for extreme environments and can withstand extremely high or low temperatures. Others are even suitable for hazardous environments with high levels of shock and vibration.

• Self lubricating

• Outstanding load bearing properties

• Excellent for impact and shock application

• Exceptional wear life and resistance to corrosion

• Low temperature resistance to -80°F

BearingsDifferent plastic grades can also be bonded together. For example, feed rollers would have a softer outer diameter with a harder inside diameter. Bringing these two materials together creates the perfect balance of shock absorption and grip with high load bearing capabilities. Metals (steel, bronze, etc) can also be bonded to plastics.

For more information please visit our website; www.redwoodplastics.com or call us at:

CDN: 1 800 667 0999
USA: 1 866 733 2684

Please Consider:

Plastic Clearance/Tolerance is subject to many variables (i.e. Moisture, Cold Heat) when being machined for specific applications. If lubrication is supplied to a plastic bearing, the load and life are greatly increased dependent on the type and volume of lubricant. Consult our Machining Chart available on our website.


About redwoodplastics
Since 1971 Redwood Plastics and Rubber has worked directly with customers to find solutions for a variety of problems including shock, abrasion, noise, wear, & friction. In partnership with our manufacturing divisions, Redwood Plastics and Rubber molds, machines, and fabricates a wide-range of high quality, custom components. Our dedication to ethical and respectful interaction with our customers, suppliers and each other is the key to our long standing relationships. Relationships that are enabled by the pride, enthusiasm and commitment of each member of our organization.

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