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

Tufcot tick to represent our standard Tufcot T100 range

High Temperature

Temperature Resistant Composite Materials

Fire Retardant

Fire Retardant Composite Materials

Chemical Resistant

Chemical Resistant Composite Materials

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.

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.


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


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
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