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Wear & Surface Friction

Do Wear Resistance & “Surface Slipperiness” Correlate?

The values below show an indicative value for Wear Resistance, against the actual Coefficient of Friction of each material.

The higher the Wear figure, the higher its abrasion resistance. The lower the Friction value, the more “slippery” it is.

Plastic Type Wear Resistance Friction Coefficient
PETP TX 100 0.25
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulphide) 100 0.35
PAI (Polyamide-imide) 95 0.35
PEEK 95 0.43
PETP 95 0.29
Orkot (Marine) 95 0.15
Nylon 6 Oil Filled 90 0.47
PBI (Polybenzimidazole) 90 0.35
Nylon GSM (MoS2 filled)/td> 85 0.55
Nylon 6 80 0.61
Nylon 66 80 0.41
Acetal Copolymer 70 0.42
UHMWPE (7000) 60 0.1
UHMWPE (Fender) 60 0.15
PTFE (Virgin) 45 0.06
HMWPE (PE500) 35 0.1
HDPE (Pipe Grade PE100) 30 0.15
HDPE (PE300) 30 0.15
PVDF (Polyviylidenefluoride) 25 0.18
PP (Polypropylene) 20 NA
PVC 15 0.3