Composite Materials – What is Tufcot®?
Tufcot® is a composite engineering material manufactured from synthetic fibres and thermosetting resins.
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® offers the design engineer an attractive alternative to traditional materials used throughout industry for bushes, bearings, wear pads, and many more applications.
Tufcot® is only 1/6th the weight of steel, is easily machined and has exceptional dimensional stability, even in wet conditions.
Tufcot® is a highly recommended composite material for use where other forms of lubricant are either not desirable, intermittent or non-existent.
In addition, in numerous cases where the maintenance of lubricant films is difficult this type of material has been found to give improved performance.
Special performance or properties such as fire retardance and acid resistance can be obtained by variations in either resin or fabric reinforcement.