Metal - Polymer Bearings

Our metal-backed, PTFE-based (polytetrafluoroethylene) polymer bearing materials have a common structure, consisting of a metal backing bonded to a porous bronze sinter layer. This bronze sinter layer is impregnated and overlaid with the filled PTFE bearing lining.

The metal backing provides mechanical strength, while the bronze sinter layer provides a strong mechanical bond between the backing and the bearing lining. This construction promotes dimensional stability and improves thermal conductivity.

These polymer bearing linings, being predominantly PTFE, offer exceptionally low friction.


DX®, DS and HI-EX have a similar structure to the PTFE-based materials described above; but with these products, the bearing lining consists of a filled thermoplastic extruded tape.

These materials are generally designed to operate with marginal lubrication. DX® and HI-EX are most commonly provided with a uniform pattern of indents in the bearing surface that act as grease reservoirs.

The incorporation of PTFE filler in DS enables this material to operate dry when required. Due to the inherent lower friction of this polymer blend, it is usually supplied without indents.

The high-performance engineering polymer found in HI-EX gives this material excellent temperature and chemical resistance combined with good load capacity and is particularly suited for operation under arduous conditions with oil lubrication.


Metal Polymer Bearings

Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings

Monometal Bearing made from Cast Bronze and Solid Lubricant Inserts Maintenance-free bearing material for heavy duty applications, Excellent performance under high loads and intermittent operation, Also available with graphite inserts for temperatures above 250°C


Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings

Bushing Blocks and Thrust Plates

High precision bushing blocks and thrust plates made from GGB proprietary aluminium alloys (Sical 3, Sical 3D, Pical 2 and Pical 3) with very good friction and wear resistance supplied with or without pre-installed GGB metal-polymer cylindrical bearings.


Bushing Block Bearings

Metal and Bimetals Bearings

We have a broad range of monometallic, bimetallic and sintered bronze bearings including our DB bearings, which are ideal for industrial applications on both land and underwater. Our range of impregnated solid bronze bearings is intended for use in maintenance-free operations, under moderately high speeds and low loads. Designed for lubricated conditions, our mono- and bimetallic bearings are suitable for use in a wide range of operating conditions.


Metal and Bimetals Bearings


Case Hardened Steel Bearing

• For lubricated applications
• With plain or grooved sliding layer
• Suitable for grease lubrication
• Low rotation speed with high specific pressure

Bearing forms available in standard dimensions

Bearing forms made to order: bearings with various lubrication grooves, non-standard parts


Hydro Bearings

Combining the self-lubricating properties of PTFE with the strength and stability of a glass-fiber-filled epoxy resin backing, HPM bearings offer maintenance-free, environmentally friendly operation with no additional lubrication required. They have high static and dynamic load capacities, tolerate impact, shock and edge loading, and provide longer service life with their low friction and wear rate.

Suitable for rotating, oscillating and linear movements, the bearings are dimensionally stable with low water absorption, making them suitable for use in seawater. They also resist corrosion, weight 75% less than equivalent-size metallic bearings, and can be machined to required tolerances.


Hydro Bearings

Engineered Plastics Bearings

Our injection-moulded engineered plastics bearings provide excellent wear resistance and low friction in both dry and lubricated operating conditions over a wide range of applications. Consisting of nine different materials, the new EP Series of polymer materials is made of a variety of resins compounded with reinforcing fibers and solid lubricant. They exhibit excellent dimensional stability, low coefficients of friction, high compressive strength and creep resistance, low thermal expansion and good thermal conductivity.

We also manufacture acetal-based KA Glacetal thrust washers for light-duty applications, as well as our Multilube bearings available in various forms, which contain lubricants dispersed in the material.

FLASH-CLICKTM bearings are the industry´s first dual component double-flanged engineered plastics bearings which feature a special geometry for simple manual or automated installation without the need for a pilot or assembly tools.


Engineered Plastics Bearings

GGB - CSM & GGB - CBM Bearings

Monometallic Bearing produced by Metallurgic Powder Process
Self-lubricating and maintenance-free with homogeneously distributed solid lubricant (graphite, MoS2) in the metallic matrix, High load capacity and temperature ranges up to 600°C possible depending on the alloy, Corrosion resistant alloys are available, Lead free alloys are available

Thin Walled Bimetal Bearing produced by Metallurgic Powder Process
Self-lubricating and maintenance-free bearings with homogeneously distributed solid lubricant (graphite) in the sliding layer, High load capacity and suited to temperatures from -150°C up to 280°C, Different metallic backings are available: stainless steel, carbon steel or bronze, Lead-free alloys are available

Lead-free alloys are available


CBM CSM Bearings

Bearing Assemblies

Additional product families to complement the above GGB product portfolio, e.g. specialized housings and assemblies. UNI, MINI, and EXALIGN self-aligning bearing housings are designed to be used with our range of metal polymer bearings.


Bearing Assemblies

GGB-SZ Lead Free Bimetal Bearings

This range of products typically consists of a filament-wound, fiberglass-impregnated, epoxy backing with a variety of low-friction wear-resistant bearing linings. The reinforced composite structure associated with GAR-MAX, GAR-FIL®, HSGTM and MEGALIF EXT enables the bearing to support high static and dynamic loads.


Bimetal Bearing with Steel Backing and Lead Free Bronze Overlay

Lead-free bearing composition with indents as reservoir for the grease, also available without indents, High load capacity, very good resistance to fatigue strength at high temperatures, Suited to harsh operating conditions. Particularly suitable for high specific loads with oscillating motion and low frequency, Fine turned shafts suitable



CBM SZ Lead Free Bimetal Bearings