Igus has launched lubrication-free iglidur plain bearings made of high-performance plastics to ensure clean air in aircraft. All plain bearings by Igus are resistant to fungi and bacteria. For vehicle technology as well as for the aircraft industry, microbes are a serious health hazard for vehicle technology and it is important to use microbes-resistant components, claims the company.
The microbes-resistant, lubrication-free and maintenance-free plain bearings are used in aircraft seat and arm adjustments and for the storage of on-board kitchen equipment and luggage lockers. Here, the plain bearings also display their insensitivity to dirt. The polymer bearings are easy to clean and resistant to temperature, media and chemicals. The service life of iglidur bearings can be easily determined online with the service life calculator.
The high-performance plastics from Igus are materials that are resistant to microbes. In a laboratory test, seven iglidur materials were tested for the effect of microorganisms in accordance with DIN EN ISA 846 method A. This test examined the resistance of the materials to fungi and bacteria.