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Material Grades2018-11-12T16:56:25+00:00

Material Grades for Composite Materials

The Tufcot® range of resin systems can incorporate different additives and or fillers along with different fabric reinforcing’s to achieve the end product our customers require.

Tufcot currently has 4 main resin systems in use, however to ensure we are in a position to meet the requirements of new applications our R and D department are developing other systems to compliment the current range.

Tufcot® T100

Tufcot tick to represent our standard Tufcot T100 range
Read About Tufcot® T100

Tufcot® T200

Temperature Resistant Composite Materials
Read About Tufcot® T200

Tufcot® T400

Fire Retardant Composite Materials
Read About Tufcot® T400

Tufcot® T600

Chemical Resistant Composite Materials
Read About Tufcot® T600

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
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T100MP Marine Engineering Manual

The T100MP Marine Engineering Manual is aimed at providing in-depth information on the Tufcot® T100MP composite material that we produce specifically for the marine environment.

The Marine Manual includes information on the following: –

  • Technical Data Sheet
  • Freeze Fitting Procedure
  • Recommended Interference Fits
  • Operating Clearance
  • Minimum Wall Thickness
  • Rudder Bearing Dimension Calculation
  • Machining Speeds and Feeds
  • Grooving and Drilling
View our Marine Manual
Tufcot Marine Manual - Composites Materials

Tufcot® Material Grades Chart

Grade Colour Application Properties
T100 White Water, Oil Dimensionally stable bearing material for the use primarily in harmless fluids.
T100G Dark Grey Replace existing metallic or non-metallic bearing materials. Self lubricating version of T100. An inexpensive general purpose hard wearing material. Tufcot’s standard grade.
Tufcot also produces T100GX with extra graphite.
T100M Light Grey Replace existing metallic or non-metallic bearing materials. Self lubricating high performance bearing material.
T100MP Light Grey Replace existing metallic or non-metallic bearing materials in the marine sector. Self lubricating high performance bearing material with low friction. Tufcot’s marine grade.
T200MP Blue Grey Replace existing metallic or non-metallic bearing materials in the marine sector where enhanced temperature is required. Enhanced temperature version of T100M + PTFE. Limited chemical resistance but capable of withstanding:

  • 100 degrees centrigrade contant
  • 120 degrees centrigrade intermittent
T200G Dark Grey Replace existing metallic or non-metallic bearing materials where enhanced temperature is required. Enhanced temperature version of T100G. Limited chemical resistance but capable of withstanding:

  • 100 degrees centrigrade contant
  • 120 degrees centrigrade intermittent
T200P Brown High slip properties means it is suitable for Wear Pad or Press Slide arm applications. High slip properties. This is applicable for enhanced temperature applications.
T400G Light Grey This grade is suitable for underground mining applications and anywhere with the potential for fire. Tufcot’s 400 range of resin is for fire retardance but is still self lubricating.
T600G Dark Grey This grade is suitable for sewage, acid pickling baths and acid vapour environments. Tufcot’s 600 range is a superior chemical resistance grade at lower temperatures than T200G.
T100XPL Grey/To Order For use in high slip applications for example Wear Pads. Special PTFE layer incorporated in wearing surface which creates a very low co-efficient of friction.
T600 To order Superior chemical resistance.

KEY:

  • G –Graphite
  • XPL – Special PTFE layer
  • M- Molybdenum Disulphide
  • PTFE – Polytetrafluoroethylene

Colours

Tufcot produces material in many different colours.

These colours do not add any additional properties to the material but are often used to match a customers preferred colour.

Most customers will use, for example, grade T100PTFE/Blue.

Our standard colours include:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Blue (New)
  • Turquoise (Old Blue)
  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Green

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