Iglidur rod ends are maintenance free, self-lubricating and can be used in rough environments. They have high strength under impact loads and have a high tensile strength. They are corrosion resistant, chemical resistant, low weight and are insensitive to dirt and dust. They can be used to compensate misalignment and edge loads. Iglidur plastic rod ends can be used to realise rotating, oscillating and linear movements, if a silent run is required, if an electrical insulating article is needed and in combination with pneumatic cylinders and gas pressure springs. They cannot be used when temperatures are higher than 80°C, if rotation speeds higher than 0.5 m/s are required, if really high tensile and transverse loads prevail, if applications with hydraulic cylinders should be realised or if dimensions above 30mm are necessary.