Jornal de Ciência e Aplicações de Polímeros

Friction, wear and lubrication

Friction and wear of polymers arise due to the deformation of the polymeric molecules at the surface when a force is applied. Friction and wear can be reduced by the incorporation of fibres in the material. Lubrication of polymers is acquired by the application of lubricant over the polymer, which diffuses into the polymer and results in the alteration of mechanical properties of the polymer.