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Vesconite Hilube for Underwater Applications

Vesconite HilubeVesconite Hilube is a thermopolymer, designed for particularly difficult operating environments. Hilube is specifically recommended for moist and underwater applications. These include the pump and marine industry, where regular maintenance is not practically feasible or cost-effective. Displaying superior wear life, especially in poorly lubricated and dirty conditions, Vesconite Hilube has been shown to offer up to ten times the life of bronze bushings.

Vesconite Hilube incorporates an internal lubricant that translates into an exceptionally low friction coefficient. Combined with excellent dimensional stability, low wear rates and a high load-bearing capacity. Hilube has a PV rating (pressure x velocity) four times that of nylon bushings.

Vesconite is available in a wide range of rods, bushings, plates, and machined custom parts.

Hilube Key Features

No Water Swell
Fully saturated, Vesconite Hilube has a negligible moisture absorption rate (0.5%). Its linear swell rate of 0.07% allows for fine clearances in the majority of applications. By way of contrast, nylons absorb moisture by as much as 9% of total mass – resulting in high swell rates and critical loss of clearance, which can lead to seizures.

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Gallagher Becomes Vesconite Distributor

Gallagher Fluid Seals is proud to announce that we are now a distributor for Vesconite self-lubricating bearings and bushings.

Vesconite Product LineupVesconite – The Original

A specialized hard-wearing thermopolymer designed for challenging operating conditions, Vesconite gives up to 10 times the life of traditional bronze or nylon bushings. Combining high-load bearing strength, internal lubrication, a low friction coefficient and low wear rates, it does not require external lubrication, even where conditions are dry and dirty.  Over the past six decades, Vesconite has become internationally recognized as a versatile, high performance replacement for traditional bushing and bearing materials.

Tried and tested in literally thousands of applications across a wide range of industries  – from general industrial, to marine and agriculture. Vesconite has an impressive dimensional stability, and unlike many synthetic alternatives, it retains its strength under wet conditions and displays negligible creep under high load.

Vesconite is available in a wide range of rods, bushings, plates, and machined custom parts.

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