Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube are specialized hard wearing plain bearing materials made from internally lubricated low friction polymers. Vesconite bushes give excellent wear in harsh, wet, dirty or unlubricated conditions. Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube have many advantages over traditional bushing materials such as bronze, acetal, nylons, nitriles, rubbers, phenolics and laminates (whether dry or lubricated). It was originally developed to overcome bearing problems caused by water swell of traditional non-metallic bearing materials.
Vesconite has become internationally recognised as a versatile, high performance replacement for traditional bushing and bearing materials. It offers a unique combination of high-load bearing strength, low friction and low wear. Vesconite is used in a wide range of applications in general industrial to marine and agriculture. It has excellent dimensional stability and it retains its strength under wet conditions.
Vesconite Hilube is a highly advanced thermopolymer particularly suited to operating in wet conditions, including pump and marine applications. With its low friction and low wear properties, Vesconite Hilube performs exceptionally well under high loads in difficult operating environments.
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 and can last 5 times longer than Vesconite.