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Cost down & tech up
motion plastics for the
textile industry

Maintenance-free and lubrication-free high-performance polymers

In the textile industry, using lubrication-free and dust-resistant components has top priority. With the maintenance-free and tribologically optimised high-performance polymers from igus, these and many other requirements are fully complied with. igus products require no additional lubrication and impress due to their long service life and smooth running, even at high cycle rates in textile machines.

New from April 2020

Long-lasting on aluminium shafts

Whether linear or pivoting: extremely wear-resistant plain bearings

▲ Tech up

Very low coefficient of friction

Lasts up to three times longer in rotating and linear applications than iglidur J

▼ Cost down

Longer maintenance intervals thanks to very low wear properties


More information about iglidur E plain bearings

iglidur I8-ESD

3D printing: electrostatically dissipative laser sintering material

▲ Tech up

Contact resistance 10^6 to 10^9 ohms * cm

Excellent service life – for example, a pivoting abrasion resistance factor of 2 to PA 12

▼ Cost down

minimum order quantity, no tool costs

More information about iglidur I8-ESD
iglidur IC-05​

Wear-resistant surfaces for coating

▲ Tech up

Powder coating of wear-resistant parts with high-performance polymers

Lasts up to four times longer than iglidur IC-01
(rotating, t=23°C, p= 1MPa, v= 0.3m/s)

▼ Cost down

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free

More information about iglidur IC-05
iglidur rollers product range

Maintenance-free guide rollers

▲ Tech up

Lubrication-free guide rollers without ball bearings

Individual solid rollers made from tribologically optimised iglidur materials

▼ Cost down

Lower costs for maintenance, no costs for lubricants

More information about the iglidur rollers product range

Selected products for the textile sector

xiros BB-6000

xiros® radial deep groove ball bearings

  • Lubrication and maintenance-free and washable
  • Lightweight
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Dirt-resistant

iglidur plain bearings

iglidur® plain bearings

  • Lubrication and maintenance-free 
  • Resistant to corrosion and dirt
  • High resistance to pressure and wear
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High mechanical dampening


igubal® spherical bearings

  • Lubrication and maintenance-free 
  • Extremely cost-effective
  • Insensitive to dust and dirt
  • Corrosion-free
  • Can be used in liquid media

drylin W

drylin® W linear guide

  • Extremely cost-effective
  • Lubrication and maintenance-free 
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Quiet operation
  • Lightweight


Energy supply systems

  • High torsional resistance
  • Smallest inner heights and bend radii
  • Available as e-chains or fully enclosed e-tube
  • Cable-friendly interior
  • Extender crossbar for guiding suction hoses, for example

Chainflex cables

chainflex® cables

  • 36-month chainflex® guarantee
  • Unharnessed or harnessed
  • Developed for moving applications
  • Predictable service life

Individually manufactured special bearings

Your component made to your design in the desired quantity and material!

Special solutions are just as much part of the igus product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.

Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

Glance into the dry-tech® test laboratory In the industry's largest test laboratory iglidur plain bearings and drylin linear guides are put to the acid test.
Glance into the test laboratory for chainflex® cables and e-chains® Take a look at our test laboratory for chainflex cables and e-chains, where tests are run for 10 billion cycles every year.
Textile industry sample box

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In and around the textile industry

See for yourself the quality of our products. The sample box contains important information and igus products for typical applications in the textile industry. These include among others energy supplies, plain bearings, pillow block bearings, spherical bearings and ball bearings, cables, tribo-tape and linear guides.

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igus® products being used successfully in the textile industry

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Do you have questions or need information on the use of our energy chains, plain bearings, linear guides and so on in utility vehicles? Our experts are always happy to advise and help you.
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