VESCONITE and VESCONITE HILUBE

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.

• has internal lubricant characteristics
• low friction and long life
• high wear resistance – lasts almost 10 times longer than bronze bushings
• can work in dirty and poor lubrication conditions
• has a very high load bearing strength and low creep rates and can operate under tight tolerances.
• Not affected by water absorption – does not swell
• resistant to dilute and moderate acids, organic solvents, oils and petroleum
• suitable for continuous use at 100 to 120 degrees celcius in dry conditions and 60 to 70 degrees celcius in wet conditions.
• Machines easily
• Vesconite Hilube offers 5 times the wear life of Vesconite in many applications.
• Vesconite Hilube offers superior performance underwater.
• Vesconite Hilube can be used continuously at 100 degrees celcius in dry applications

• Pump bushings
• Marine bushings – Stern Tube, Strut and Rudder bearings
• Hydro bushings – wicket gate and turbine bushings
• wear rings
• suction covers
• lantern rings

Available in sheets, rods and tubes.
Sheet Size : 1000 x 200
Thickness : from 3 mm to 50 mm
Colour : Black
Rods : from 8 to 135 diameter