Slideways plastic sprockets run more quietly and cause less chain wear than metal sprockets. Other benefits include corrosion resistance, lighter weight, greater impact resistance and FDA approved materials.

The compressibility of plastic materials results in greater tooth deflection than found on a metallic sprocket. Greater tooth deflection means that several teeth will bear the load of the chain, increasing the overall load capacity of the sprocket to approximately the full working load of the chain.

Applications of Plastic Sprockets

Applications for plastic sprockets include dusty or gritty environments, food applications requiring frequent wash-downs, and areas where a quieter chain drive is needed.

Slideways Sprockets Made in Other Materials

  • MD-Nylon
  • NylaSlide
  • Repro UHMW
  • Acetal


Unusual shape? Complex design? Tough material requirements? No matter the case, we can confidently produce a part that suits your application best.

Discover our selection of high quality engineered plastic parts, extrusions and wear components designed to reduce friction.