The sensitivity to contamination and corrosion is the largest challenge for metallic ball bearings in demanding applications in problematic environments. igus offers the igubal replacement calotte which can replace fragile ball bearings by plastic bearing elements. The user can benefit from dirt- and corrosion-resistant plastic bearings. Instead of a ball bearing, the slim replacement calotte can be installed into the existing metallic housing. Standard sizes allow an installation of the mechanically manufactured calotte independently from the manufacturer. For example, it can be used for 2 hole and 4 hole flange bearings as well as for pedestal bearings. The calotte can be manufactured and ordered from a range of nine different iglidur materials, each with its specific features, the customer can achieve the full potential of the iglidur material variants. He can get the exact material for his application: Right from the wear-resistant standard material iglidur J4 up to the high-temperature resistant or FDA conform variants iglidur X respectively iglidur A350. The igubal replacement calotte is appropriate for the use in the foodstuff industry.