Frequently Asked Questions
We currently have Lloyd’s Register approval for our Tufcot T100MP material.
No – Tufcot material is not affected when immersed in fresh water.
No – Tufcot material is not affected when immersed in sea water.
We would recommend, Loctite 330 and activator Loctite 7387 or Araldite 2012.
S100 – 100/-70°C
T100 – 100/-70°C
T200 – 120/-70°C
T400 – 100/-70°C
T600 – 100/-70°C
Yes – We are proud members of Composites UK who is the accredited trade association for the UK composites industry.
We are also proud members of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry
A composite is made from two or more different materials that are combined together to make a material with superior properties compared to the individual materials.
The company was founded in 1981 by 3 directors who, at that time, had a combined experience of over 40 years in the plastics and composites bearing field.
Tufcot is highly recommended 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.
Most grades of Tufcot have an extremely low rate of moisture absorption and therefore negligible dimensional change, making it suitable for use in submerged water applications.
Tufcot is only 1/6 the weight of steel, is easily machined, contains no harmful or toxic materials and has exceptional dimensional stability, even in wet conditions.
It offers the design engineer an attractive alternative for bushes, bearings, wear pads and many more applications.
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|Material||Density gms/cc||Compressive Strength p.s.i (kg/cm2)||Strength Weight Ratio|
|Stainless Steel||7,85||150000,00 (10545)||19100,00|
|Aluminium Alloy||2,30||40000,00 (2812)||17400,00|
|Magnesium Alloy||1,18||35000,00 (2460)||19300,00|
|Typical Hardwood||0,07||9250,00 (650)||13200,00|
|Typical Softwoods||0,45||6500,00 (457)||14500,00|
|TUFCOT||1,25 – 1,48||30000,00 – 50000,00 (2109 – 3515)||24000 – 40000|
With most lubricants Tufcot has a low coefficient of friction which reduces both bearing power loss and the rate of wear.
Satisfactory bearing operation with liquid lubricants depends upon the interaction between the lubricant and the bearing surface.
Almost any fluid can be considered for use as a lubricant with Tufcot, although under suitable conditions water and aqueous solutions give the best results.
Dynamic friction coefficients in the region of 0.003 have been recorded for Tufcot with water lubrication.
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 does not corrode and is unaffected by many solvents, inorganic solutions, fats and weak acids.
No – Tufcot contains no harmful or toxic materials.
Our manufacturing capability includes a wide range of shapes and sizes. We work to customer requirement but also offer an in house design service.
Contact our technical department with your application requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a large range of machining services available, CNC Milling, Turning, Boring, Drilling and Finishing.
This ensures that many sizes and shapes of components including spherical bearings, can be designed and manufactured to in house designs or to client’s requirements.
Tufcot is a Composite Engineering material manufactured from synthetic fibres and thermosetting resins.
Where possible, unless being used as lubricants, contaminating or corroding liquids should be excluded from the bearing interface, as should abrasive particles.
Typical density is 1.35 gms/cc.
Tufcot is only 1/6 the weight of steel.
T400G; Fire retardant, self-lubricating grade.
Essential for underground mining applications.
All grades of Tufcot are excellent insulating materials and may be used in many electrical applications or as insulators to separate dissimilar metals in marine applications.
All grades can have a different coloured dye/pigment added if a certain colour product is required.
Marine Grades T100M, T100MP, T200M, T200MP.
The chemical resistance of Tufcot allows many process liquors, solvents and sludge’s to be used as lubricants, in addition light or heavy mineral oils, vegetable oils, soluble oils and greases are satisfactory.
T600PA and T600G have superior chemical resistance.
Tufcot Grade T100 shows excellent resistance to the effects of radiation.
Tufcot is non-magnetic and does not build-up static charges.
These properties may often be exploited to an advantage where interference with magnetic or electrical fields, or where accumulation of static electricity must be avoided.