Friction management

Yarns for friction management PTFE has one of the lowest friction coefficients of all solids
smooth as ice
Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE yarns for reduction of friction

PTFE has one of the lowest friction coefficients of all solids, comparable to two blocks of ice rubbing against each other. This not only benefits solids made of PTFE, but is also an advantage in textile applications.

Lenzing Plastics supplies a wide variety of yarns to various tribological areas.

Get in touch with us if you want to equip your textile either outside or inside the construction with less friction.

Lenzing PROFILEN® multi-filaments

Our yarn is made of 100% pure PTFE; it is produced in various densities; and is successfully used for knitting, weaving or braiding. Combining it with other yarns guarantees an optimal balance of low friction and high strength/low abrasion. We would be happy to consult with you regarding the optimization of your product. 

Lenzing PROFILEN® polyester/PTFE spun yarn

Polyester is a popular partner for PTFE in friction applications. Together with one of our partners, we developed a spun yarn that achieves the optimum distribution and embedding of PTFE and polyester. This yarn is used successfully in slide bearings in particular, but also in fabrics.

Areas of application

  • slide bearings
  • drive belts and conveyor belts
  • ropes
  • Protective clothing



Alexander Hemetsberger
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