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® 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.
There are many reasons Tufcot® is so efficient including:
- Natural low coefficient of friction
- Almost any fluid can be used as a lubricant
- Can be chemical, radiation & corrosion resistant
- Excellent bearing material
- Exceptional dimensional stability, even in wet conditions
- 1/6 weight of steel
- Easily machined to clients exact specifications
- No harmful toxic materials
- High strength/weight ratio
- Low rate of moisture absorption
- Can be produced with fire and acid retardance properties
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 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.