Properties of 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:

Standard Grade

Composite Material Properties - T100 Standard Grade

High Temperature

Composite Material Properties - T200 High Temperature Composite

Fire Retardant

Composite Material Properties - T400 Fire Retardant Composite

Chemical Resistant

Composite Material Properties - T600 Chemical Resistant

However to ensure we are in a position to meet the requirements of new applications our R and D department are developing further composite material properties to compliment the current range.

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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Grades, Colour & Properties of Tufcot® Composite Materials

All grades can have a different coloured dye/pigment added if a certain colour product is required, this does not change the physical properties just the appearance.

Grade Colour Properties & Typical Applications
T100 White Dimensionally stable bearing material for use primarily in harmless fluids, e.g. in water, oils etc.
T100G Dark Grey Self-lubricating version of T100. It is an inexpensive general-purpose hard wearing material to replace most existing metallic or non-metallic bearing materials.
T100M Light Grey Self-lubricating high performance bearing material.
T100MP Light Grey Low friction marine bearing material.
T200 Range Light Grey Enhanced temperature material incorporating chemical resistant properties.
T400G Light Grey Fire retardant, self-lubricating grade. Essential for underground mining applications.
T600 To Order Superior chemical resistant grade.

Key:

  • G = Graphite
  • M = Molybdenum Disulphide
  • P.T.F.E = Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • PA = Pre Accelerated

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Properties of Tufcot® Composite Materials

Composites are extremely versatile products that offer a wide range of properties.

These properties can be applied to many different applications depending on the requirements of the user.

These properties can include: –

  • Fire Retardant
  • Acid Retardant
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Radiation Resistant
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • High Strength/Weight Ratio
  • Natural Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Lightweight – 1/6 Weight of Steel
  • Low Rate of Moisture Absorption
  • Hard-Wearing
  • Exceptional Dimensional Stability, Even in Wet Conditions

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
Composites Material Properties for the Marine Sector

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