Fire Retardant Composite Materials

T400 resin system is our fire retardant grade of resin.

A polyester resin system including fire retardant additives and used in applications in the mining sector and the oil and gas sectors.

When exposed to a naked flame the material will burn, once the source of combustion is removed the material will self-extinguish within a few seconds.

This material can again be used with the addition of solid lubricants as with the other resin systems.


  • Acid Resistant Properties
  • High Strength/Weight Ratio
  • Natural Low Coefficient of Friction
  • 1/6 Weight of Steel
  • No Harmful Toxic Materials
  • Excellent Bearing Material
  • Hard-Wearing
  • Low Rate of Moisture Absorption
  • Almost Any Fluid Can Be Used as a Lubricant
  • Easily Machined to Clients Exact Specifications
  • Exceptional Dimensional Stability, Even in Wet Conditions
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Recommended Grades

For a fire retardant resin system we recommend our Tufcot® T400 range.

Tufcot® T400 Material Grades

Grade Colour Application Properties
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.

Tufcot® T400 – Typical Applications

Tufcot T400 can be used in a huge range of applications.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Mining, Oil & Gas – Oil rig conductor wear sleeves, underground mining equipment, tunneling machines and more

  • Railway – Railway rolling stock bushes and wear strips

Please contact us on +44 (0)114 244 2363 to discuss your requirements.

Fire Retardant Composite Materials

Case Study

T400 – Wear Sheaves – Offshore Sector

For over 5 years, Tufcot have been developing the Wear Sheave products to suit various oil rig conductors around the world.

The key benefits of the Wear Sheave are:

  • Fire retardant T400 Tufcot® material
  • Replace unsafe wooden chocks
  • Minimal wear rates – see clients comments below
  • Water is an ideal lubricant
  • Oil platform safety improvements
Fire Retardant Composite Materials

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