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Saint-Gobain Introduces Cost Effective Bearings

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Saint-Gobain Introduces Cost Effective Bearings

At Taipei Cycle Show Gobain Performance Plastics launched a cost-effective bearing solution for bicycle components, to reduce friction and improve performance. The company’s proven Norglide line of composite bearings is now available with new Eko Plus material. Corrosion-resistant and lightweight, Norglide bearings can be used in bicycle components such as headsets, pedals, and brakes to contribute to a smooth riding experience.

Eko Plus is a distinctive polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) blend containing more cost-effective fillers than those traditionally used in bearings. Whether Eko Plus or other combinations, Norglide bearings feature a thicker layer of PTFE compared with other technologies, which ensures stronger resistance to wear, resulting in longer use and reduced maintenance requirements.

Able to be customized to meet specific requirements, Norglide bearings can be used in brake levers instead of conventional lever pivots to reduce friction. They also serve as a high-performance corrosion-resistant option for brake pivots. For pedal assemblies it can be used in place of axle-shaft rolling element bearings and plastic bushings. Unlike plastic components, these products are not at risk of performance degradation due to moisture absorption.

Saint-Gobain is a global leader in the design, production and distribution of innovative, high performance materials for industry and employs over 191,500 people. With operations in over 64 countries, Saint-Gobain is the 60th largest employer worldwide.



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