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Composite Materials2018-11-12T16:44:34+00:00

Composite Materials – Products

Advantages of Using Tufcot®

  • High Strength/Weight Ratio
  • Natural Low Coefficient of Friction
  • 1/6 Weight of Steel
  • No Maintenance

  • No Harmful Toxic Materials

  • Excellent Bearing Material
  • Hard-Wearing
  • Tufcot® Can Be Chemical, Radiation & Corrosion Resistant

  • Machined to Clients Exact Specifications

  • Low Rate of Moisture Absorption

  • Most Fluids Can Be Used as a Lubricant

  • Exceptional Dimensional Stability, Even in Wet Conditions

Composite Materials – What is Tufcot®?

Tufcot® is a composite engineering material manufactured from synthetic fibres and thermosetting resins.

All grades of Tufcot® are available with solid lubricant incorporated.

The various grades contain either Graphite, P.T.F.E or Molybdenum Disulphide dispersed evenly throughout the material, so that the wear of a components surface continually releases further lubricant.

Tufcot® offers the design engineer an attractive alternative to traditional materials used throughout industry for bushes, bearings, wear pads, and many more applications.

Tufcot® is only 1/6th the weight of steel, is easily machined and has exceptional dimensional stability, even in wet conditions.

Tufcot® T100 Composite Materials

Tufcot® is a highly recommended composite material for use where other forms of lubricant are either not desirable, intermittent or non-existent.

In addition, in numerous cases where the maintenance of lubricant films is difficult this type of material has been found to give improved performance.

Special performance or properties such as fire retardance and acid resistance can be obtained by variations in either resin or fabric reinforcement.

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What Makes Tufcot® So Efficient?

  • Natural low coefficient of friction
  • Almost any fluid can be used as a lubricant
  • Tufcot® can be chemical, radiation and corrosion resistant
  • Hard-wearing
  • Excellent bearing material
  • Low rate of moisture absorption
  • 1/6 weight of steel
  • Easily machined to clients exact specifications
  • No harmful toxic materials
  • Exceptional dimensional stability, even in wet conditions
  • Can be produced with fire and acid retardance properties
  • High strength/weight ratio
Properties - Fire Retardant Composite Materials

Research & Development

Tufcot operate a program of continuous development of our composite materials and manufacturing process.

Our state of the art in-house testing facilities increase our testing capabilities to allow us to provide a comprehensive research & development department.

Combine this with experience gained from working with leading composite technologists, material suppliers and knowledgeable application engineers and the opportunities are extensive.

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How Can Tufcot® Help Your Engineering Processes?

Tufcot® is a highly recommended composite material for use where lubricants are undesirable, erratic, intermittent or none existent.

Where the maintenance of lubricant films is difficult Tufcot® has been found to give improved performance.

The grade T100, in particular, has an extremely low rate of moisture absorption and therefore negligible dimensional change, making it ideally suitable for use in submerged water applications

Tufcot Composite Materials being Manufactured on doosan machine

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The Tufcot team including Greg, Chrissie and Elvin

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