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TriboShield® TS421

Low Friction Coatings for Lubricated Conditions
GGB TriboShield TS421 low-friction thermoplastics coating for lubricated conditions & light loads
GGB TriboShield™ TS421 Low Friction Coated Bushing Blocks
Special gear coated with GGB triboshield TS421 low friction polymer coatings
Turbo rotor coated with GGB triboshield TS421 low friction polymer coatings

Product's benefits

  • Material allows for simple assembly
    Simple assembly
  • Materials reduces size and weight
    Reduce size/weight
  • Material allows for compact design
    Common to One Piece Compact Design
  • Material performs well under lubricated operation
    Lubricated operation
  • Material offers a low weight solution
    Low Weight
  • Material offers good wear resistance
    Increased Wear Resistance
  • Material helps extend application's service life
    Extended service life
  • Material operates well in dry environment
    Dry operation


TS421 is based on engineering thermoplastics, specifically designed for extremely low friction in lubricated conditions under low loads but presenting good characteristics in dry low load conditions as well. This system comprises a primer layer and an active hybrid top-coat. TS421 is part of the standard TriboShield® product range.


  • Pumps
  • Hydraulic motors
  • Precision linear guides
  • Extremely low friction in lubricated condition
  • Very low friction in dry conditions at low loads
  • Excellent chemical resistance

TriboShield® coatings are applied directly to the customer’s part and are suitable for complex geometries as well as various substrates e.g. steel, stainless steel, Al, Ti, Mg, etc. They can be used for both interacting surfaces that are in relative motion.


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Operating performance

TriboShield® TS421
Dry Operation Not-applicable
Lubricated Operation Not-applicable
Greased Operation Not-applicable
Machinable Not-applicable
RoHS Compliant Compliant
Standard Sizes Not-applicable
Application Excellence

Coatings Advantages

  • More compact design
  • Less complex system assembly
  • Reduced weight
  • Increased surface durability

Technical specifications

  • General

    Value Unit
    Color Black, Green, Blue
    Maximum continuous service temperature 250°C 482°F °C °F
    Maximum short-term peak temperature 280°C 536°F °C °F
    Friction coefficient, typical range* 0.04-0.30
    Food contact compliant** Yes

* Dependent on contact pressure, sliding speed and contact geometry.

** Your specific food contact condition may require additional approval.

For more information please either check our Coatings FAQ section or contact your local GGB representative. 

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