Wear pads are used to protect surfaces, improve sliding properties and increase safety in a wide variety of industrial applications.  Composite wear pads made from Ryertex can be found in steel and aluminum mills, industrial saws and other processing equipment, while the lifting industry often utilizes thermoplastics.   Cranes, firetrucks, and aerial work platforms benefit from the combination of wear resistance, high strength, noise reduction and greatly reduced friction.

WS Hampshire offers a wide range of material options and a broad manufacturing size capability. Wear or slider pads can be made to any size and can be supplied with or without mounting inserts.  Because we offer many grades of nylon and other engineering plastic materials, you can select the best combination of economics and performance to fit your need. Our team will be happy to review your application conditions and recommend the optimum material for your application.


Cast Nylon 6

Standard, heat stabilized, MoS2 filled, oil-filled, internally lubricated, FDA compliant and premium wear grades available for a broad variety of wear pad applications.


For lower load requirements and lower cost option.


When chemical/water resistance is required.


For higher load requirements and it performs well when paired with aluminum.


For high loads and higher temperature.  Many grades are self lubricating.

WS Hampshire also can supply high performance engineering plastics like PEEK for applications in harsh chemical or heat environments.


EXTEND WEAR PAD LIFE– Excellent wear resistance and low coefficient of friction make our parts last longer.

REDUCE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS-Many wear or slider pad material options are self-lubricating or oil-filled, reducing or eliminating the need for external lubrication. Our wear pads also reduce wear on mating surfaces and other system parts leading to additional cost savings.

IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY-Lightweight composite components increase operational efficiency and reduce noise and vibration. They are also safely and easily handled.