Manufactured from various base resins such as phenolic, epoxy, melamine, silicone and polyester. Then combined with various layers of reinforcing using paper, cotton, glass matting or other high performance fabrics incorporating carbon fiber or Kevlar, they create a diverse range of materials to suit many industrial applications. From electrical switchboards to ocean-going ships’ stern tube and rudder bearings, we have the composite to keep your operation moving.
Light weight, high strength, fatigue resistant CJ composites are the ideal bearing choice for non-lubricated, high load/low speed applications. CJ bearings provide excellent resistance to impact and shock loads and are capable of withstanding a high degree of shaft misalignment. CJ and FCJ bearings have fixed ID and OD’s and just need to be pressed into a housing. Ask us for a CJ brochure.
ACM L2 Marine is a high load composite bearing material that has been specifically formulated for marine environment applications. With virtually zero swell in water and very low thermal expansion coefficients, L2 Marine is ideally suited for rudder/pintle bearings and stern tube bearing applications. Class approvals are held from many of the world’s foremost societies. Available in the form of tube, sheet or fully machined parts.
The ACM Tribotex 7 range of materials is our most popular range and has applications in almost every environment when tailored with the correct lubricating additives. Advanced resin bonded, fibre reinforced bearing material combining engineering fabrics, thermosetting resins and solid lubricants. Available in the form of tube, sheet or fully machined parts.
The ACM Tribotemp 10 range incorporates aramid fabrics to give improved temperature performance whilst retaining the low friction properties of the Tribotex 7 materials. Advanced resin bonded, fibre reinforced bearing material combining engineering fabrics, thermosetting resins and solid lubricants. Available in the form of tube, sheet or fully machined parts.
The ACM Triboglide 15 range of materials offers the lowest dry running friction of the ACM material range. This material is always used in conjunction with Tribotex 7 which provides the bulk of the bearing and contributes to the mechanical properties, whilst the Triboglide 15 provides the low friction running surface. Advanced resin bonded, fibre reinforced bearing material combining engineering fabrics, thermosetting resins and solid lubricants. Available in the form of tube, sheet or fully machined parts.
A general purpose paper laminate with low electrical and good mechanical properties. Suitable for low voltage applications in air or immersed in oil in the electrical industries. Complies with BS2572: 1976 Type P1.
Epoxy/Glass combinations yield thermoset composites with superior physical properties and outstanding performance in both low-temperature and high-temperature environments for electronics, military, oil & gas, aerospace and power generation applications. FR4 contains brominated flame retardants for self-extinguishing flammability characteristics.
Polycarbonate (PC) woven carbon fibre. Continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite offering transparent, crystal clear matrix appearance. High impact toughness, constant stiffness over a broad temperature range. Excellent machinability. Carbon fibre reinforcement increases stiffness and strength.
Polyphenylen Sulfide (PPS) woven carbon fibre. Continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite offering increased stiffness & strength. Excellent high temperature & chemical resistance properties. Very good dimensional stability over a wide range of temperature & humidity range.
Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) with 60% carbon fibre composite reinforcement. Approved for medical engineering. Extreme mechanical strength and stiffness combined with exceptional dimensional stability. ISO 10933 compliant.
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) with 50% carbon fibre composite reinforcement. Medical grade PEEK composite approved for medical engineering. Extreme strength and dimensional stability with strength characteristics similar to those of steel. ISO 10933 compliant.
Polyetherimide (PEI) woven glass fibre. Continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite offering high constant service temperature (170°C) with high creep resistance over a broad temperature range. Glass fibre reinforcement increases the mechanical properties.
This tough, non-splintering surface is wear resistant, abrasion resistant, and moisture resistant and tailored specifically for skate parks. The low thermal expansion and contraction of SkatePlate 3000™ handles extreme changes in temperature and provides an excellent wear resistance for long life, in either indoor or outdoor environments. The material has a special matt surface texture engineered for skate boarding requirements.