Rulon Materials: New Report Reveals Consequences of Counterfeit Bearings

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TriStar Plastics helps manufacturers identify genuine bearings to improve performance.

TriStar Plastics

TriStar Plastics

“As the exclusive distributor of Rulon bearings in North America,we want to help our partners avoid the hazards of counterfeit materials,” notes Richard Cedrone, CEO of TriStar Plastics.

TriStar Plastics, the leader in engineered plastic solutions, announces a free white paper to help manufacturers identify genuine Rulon® materials and avoid costly equipment failures associated with counterfeit bearings. The report is available free of charge.

“Genuine, self-lubricating Rulon bearings provide superior performance in hundreds of industrial applications, yet there is a substantial number of low-quality, counterfeit resins being sold ― unscrupulously ―under the Rulon brand name,” said Richard Cedrone, CEO of TriStar Plastics. “As the exclusive distributor of Rulon bearings in North America, we want to set the record straight, and help our partners avoid the hazards of counterfeit materials,” he notes.

Genuine Rulon bearings are produced under strict processing controls and undergo tribology testing for polymer characterization and regulatory compliance. In the case of counterfeit bearings, there is no guarantee of resin purity, and materials are often manufactured in substandard conditions. “With counterfeit bearings, manufacturers risk paying a premium for lesser materials, and are also prone to equipment breakdowns and even product recalls,” Cedrone adds.    

Get your free copy of “Rulon Bearings: How to Recognize Genuine and Avoid Counterfeit” to review the quality controls necessary to improve bearing performance in the medical, food processing, military and oil and gas industries.

About TriStar Plastics
TriStar Plastics is a leader in the engineering, fabrication and manufacturing of high performance polymers, composites and self-lubricating bearings. Founded in 1982, TriStar is the exclusive distributor of Rulon® bearing materials in North America, and manufactures Ultracomp®, TriSteel™ and CJ bearing materials. TriStar boasts a comprehensive circle of services to manufacturers in over 70 industries, including a growing Surface Modification Division. Manufacturing in Shrewsbury, MA, TriStar has offices in North Carolina, Illinois, Southern California and Texas.

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