At Tufcot we manufacture many different grades of our composite materials, catering to many different marketplaces each with their own unique problems to overcome.

One such grade that was developed for a specific market is our T400 grade which was developed and tested to be our fire-retardant grade of material.

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Features, Properties & Benefits

Tufcot® T400 is a polyester based material offering all the benefits of our standard grades with additional additives dispersed in the resin system to ensure that the product is self-extinguishing.

These benefits include:

  • Self-extinguishing within a few seconds of the flame source being removed

  • A coefficient of friction of 0.12-0.18 for any grade that includes solid lubricants

  • Safe working loads of 70 MPa for dynamic loading

  • Safe working loads of 140 MPa for static loading

  • Less than 0.1% swell in water (volumetric)

  • 1/6 the weight of steel – Ideal for light weighting projects

T400 was designed to offer our customers peace of mind that should the worst happen, our material will not add fuel to the flames and won’t keep burning once the source of the fire had been extinguished

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Who Uses Tufcot® T400?

Over the years Tufcot have designed and sold conductor wear sheaves made specifically for the oil and gas industry manufactured using our T400 grade.

Wear sheaves replace traditional and often unsafe wooden chocks, if you would like to read more about how our conductor wear sheaves can improve oil platform safety then please click here.

T400 can also be used in industries like rail or underground mining where fire suppression is of the utmost importance.

If you would like to enquire further about the benefits of using T400 or to enquire about a price for parts, please get in touch with us at

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Contact Us

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Whether you are looking to ask questions or place an order, we are always happy to help!

The Tufcot team including Greg, Chrissie and Elvin