Our composite bearing materials are self-lubricating polyester synthetic fibres and thermosetting resins.
All grades are available with a solid lubricant incorporated. The various grades contain either graphite, Teflon, ceramic, molybdenum disulphide or a combination of these materials dispersed evenly through the material so that the wear of a components surface continually releases further lubricant and thus reduces friction and improves the wear life.
With most lubricants, our materials have a natural low coefficient of friction which reduces both bearing power loss and the rate of wear. Satisfactory bearing operation with liquid lubricants depend upon the interaction between the lubricant and the bearing surface. Almost any fluid can be considered for use as a lubricant, although water gives the best result.
We offer the design engineer an attractive economical alternative to traditional materials (bronze) used throughout the industry for bushes, bearings, wear pads and many more applications. Composite is only 1/6th the weight of steel, is easily machined, contains no harmful or toxic materials and has exceptional dimensional stability, even in immersed conditions.