TriStar Plastics Corp.
Fabricated Plastic Parts and Semi-Finished Shapes
Rulon Materials for Food and Pharmaceutical Applications: An introduction to three Rulon materials that are compliant with with FDA, USDA, and NSF 3A regulations for food and pharmaceutical applications.
The Science of Rulon: The key processing techniques used to ensure the quality and consistency of the Rulon PTFE products.
Finishing and Surface Treatment Services
CE-211R Bonding (with Spanish Translation): How to bonding Rulons (or any filled teflon material). With Spanish translation.
Plastic materials used in Drone manufacturing: Details about a military drone project, and how plasma treatment was used to improve carbon composite bonding.
Plain Bearings and Sleeve Bearings
Ultracomp - Characteristics and Applications: Ultracomp is a unique laminated-wound, very high-load material. This video covers all of the materials in this family, including some new variants.
All About Plane Bearings: TriStar has the biggest cross-section of plane bearings of anybody in the market. Whatever your application, we have a maintenance-free bearing product that will do the job.
Conveyor Bearings: A quick overview of the materials suitable for the bearings used in food processing and packaging converyors.
Nut Processing: We were involved in a project to create self-lubricating bearings to be used in the processing of nuts - an environment that is extremely dusty, and therefore not usually suited for lubricated materials.
Plastic Plate, Rod, and Stock Shapes
Viva La Ultracomp - dancing water show Las Vegas: We were involved in the creation of a dancing water display at a major Las Vegas hotel. UC200 was used to create a unique roller bearing combination on the rotating water nozzles.
Plastic Sheet and Plastic Film
CJ Bearings - Characteristics and Applications: CJ is a filament wound product with three layers of material. CJs are designed for medium-to-high loads, with variable speed catpabilities. This video covers the available variants and applications for the material.
Polymer and Plastic Composites
Polymer Characterization: In this video we highlight the various tests conducted, using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, to ensure consistent quality and performance of the materials used to create polymer products.
Why do bearings Fail: A quick overview of some of the reasons for bearing failures and the reasons for using rolling element bearings vs plane bearings.