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Beyond Bearings: Enhancing Performance with Polymer Coatings

Register to discover a friction and wear reduction solution that offers optimum tribological properties and improved surface technology, moving beyond conventional plain bearings.

Originally presented: September 16, 2020
Duration: 1 hour
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This webinar will review plain bearings as a traditional solution and then move beyond bearings. Attendees will learn about polymer coatings and review data proving the enhanced performance seen when added to a design, as well as the power of partnership when plain bearings are paired with a polymer coating.

In many industries, complex shapes and surfaces create material challenges for engineers looking to increase performance of their systems while reducing friction and slowing wear for the long haul. The costs associated with complicated, excessive, outdated designs can quickly add up through each stage of a project. But what would it be like if there was a solution that offered optimum tribology and improved surface technology, while at the same time being suitable for both conventional plain bearings and complex geometric shapes?

Polymer coatings offer freedom of geometry for sliding surfaces. Most surfaces can be coated, allowing design to go beyond the traditional cylinder; presenting opportunities for simplifying designs, to reduce components in an assembly. Coatings offer the potential to eliminate expensive polishing and allow for use of lower-grade metals and alloys.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn about the advantages of polymer coatings in a design
  • Review data applying polymer coatings to applications and seeing significant improvement to design and performance
  • Learn about GGB's tribological coating products
  • Learn the benefits of pairing coatings with traditional bearing solutions


Siegfried Gsoels, Coatings Commercial Director, GGB

Siegfried Gsoels holds an engineering and economic engineering degree and has been working with GGB for eight years based in Vienna, Austria. Siegfried joined GGB in 2012 as a sales engineer, quickly moving into a sales manager role leading the European sales engineers team. In 2019 Siegfried took over the role of Commercial Director of the Coatings product line.

Jonathan O’Neal, Senior Applications Engineer, GGB

Jonathan O'Neal holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rowan University and has over nine years of experience in the industry. O'Neal has been with GGB for seven years in the applications engineer role and has developed a strong focus in fluid power, construction and agriculture markets.