CIP Composites offer design engineers an attractive, cost effective alternative to the traditional materials used for bushings, bearings, wear pads, and thrust washers, such as bronze or nylon. CIP Composites are only 1/6 the weight of steel, easily machined, have good dimensional stability and do not contain harmful or toxic materials.
CIP offers material selections that provide high load capacity, and dimensional stability in high temp applications, up to 400°F (200°C). Materials such as CIP333 and CIP353 are manufactured with meta-aramid textile for reinforcement, a high-quality vinyl ester resin, and solid lubricants evenly dispersed throughout the entire material.
Additional Material Benefits
- Chemically resistant, will not corrode and are unaffected by many solvents and chemical solutions. Visit our material properties page for a chart of common chemicals, or contact us to discuss your application.
- CIP offers more controlled sizing and dimensional stability than other commonly used bearing grade plastics, and retains its strength at elevated temperatures.
- Impact resistant and the ability to stretch without cracking is improved due to the vinyl ester resin and aramid textile.
- Eliminates the need for grease, limiting unwanted downtime for equipment maintenance and provides cost savings from the purchase of expensive high temperature lubricants.
This material has the solid lubricant Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) evenly dispersed throughout the resin system. Example applications include hydraulic wear rings and guide blocks and bushings for press and molding equipment.
This material has the solid lubricant PTFE and Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) evenly dispersed throughout the resin system. The addition of the Molybdenum lubricant provides additional wear resistance and lubricity. Example high temp applications include kiln cart bushings, down hole tooling for the oil & gas industry, and press guides.
To learn more about CIP Composites, check out some of our previous blog posts.
If you have further questions, or want to know how to implement these bearings and bushings in your processes, please contact our engineering department.