SLIDE BEARINGS
PTFE Slide Bearings Selection Guide 942kb

AFT Fluorotec PTFE Slide Bearings are custom designed and manufactured to suit each specific project. The Projects we have been involved with include the Olympic stadium and village, Edinburgh’s new Haymarket train station, Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol and The National Performance Centre for Sport at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

AFT PTFE Slide Bearings 531kb

AFT Fluorotec design and manufacture PTFE slide bearings and skidway plates. We offer a specialist service based on many years experience in the use of PTFE slide bearings and skidway plates.

Stress and Temperature Graph 195kb

A graph showing the relationship between bearing pressure and temperature for standard slidebearing and skidway materials.

Stress and Friction Graph 148kb

A graph showing the relationship between friction and bearing pressure for standard Slide bearing and Skidway materials.

AF115 Reinforced PTFE 314kb

A reinforced PTFE material specifically developed for slide bearing and skidway applications. This material comprises a unique blend of filler compounds to give optimum compressive strength whilst retaining very low frictional coefficients.

GUIDES
Vespel Material Selector Guide.pdf 241kb

Vespel Material Selector Guide

PTFE DATASHEETS
AF001 Virgin PTFE 154kb

PTFE is one of the most chemically inert materials known. It is used in many different applications and industries.

AF103 Glass Filled PTFE 138kb

Glass fibre is the most commonly used filler in PTFE. It gives much improved compression and wear properties. The material may also be inert gas sintered to further improve creep properties and reduce porosity would be a consequent loss of tensile properties.

AF106 MoS 2 and Glass Fibre Filled PTFE 135kb

Glass fibre is the most commonly used filler in PTFE. It gives much improved compression and wear properties. The addition of Molybdenum Disulphide greatly improves the materials self lubrication properties particularly in dynamic sealing applications.

AF115 Reinforced PTFE 93kb

A reinforced PTFE material specifically developed for slide bearing and skidway applications, comprises a unique blend of filler compounds to give optimum compressive strength whilst retaining very low frictional coefficients.

AF201 Carbon Filled PTFE 135kb

The addition of Carbon Fibre to PTFE increases the compressive strength and wear resistance. It provides good thermal conductivity and low permeability. Commonly used in sealing applications.

AF203 Carbon Graphite Filled PTFE 144kb

Carbon and Graphite filled PTFE is ideal for dynamic sealing applications. The addition of Carbon increases the compressive strength and wear resistance. It provides good thermal conductivity and low permeability. Graphite improves self-lubricating properties.

AF204 Carbon Glass Filled PTFE 99kb

The addition of Carbon and Glass increases the compressive strength and wear resistance of the PTFE. It provides good thermal conductivity.

AF213 Anti-Static PTFE 144kb

PTFE With a special conductive filler to produce an anti-static material.

AF225 PTFE Special Fillers 84kb

AF225 is a PTFE-based material with thermoplastic and other special proprietary fillers which is designed specifically for use on non-lubricated dry gas compressor applications. It works well with natural gas, hydrocarbon mixture, ammonia and carbon dioxide. It is not suitable for dry air, dry oxygen or any oil lubricated applications.

AF226 PTFE Special Fillers 131kb

AF226 is a PTFE-based material with a selection of fillers that assists in increasing performance in lubricated or non-lubricated dry gas compressor applications. It is a good cost-effective solution for a wide range of non-lubricated applications.

AF402 Bronze Filled PTFE 155kb

The addition of Bronze to PTFE gives better dimensional stability and lowers creep, cold flow and wear. It increases hardness and compressive strength whilst also increasing thermal and electrical conductivity.

AF403 Bronze and Molybdenum Disulphide Filled PTFE 83kb

The addition of Bronze to PTFE gives better dimensional stability and lowers creep, cold flow and wear. It increases hardness and compressive strength whilst also increasing thermal and electrical conductivity. Molybdenum Disulphide greatly improves the materials self-lubrication properties.

AF410 Bronze Filled PTFE With Special Additives 131kb

Proprietary filled grade of PTFE offering good dimensional stability, low creep, cold flow and wear compared to other grades of PTFE.

AF616 Stainless Steel Filled PTFE 155kb

The addition of Stainless Steel to PTFE gives better dimensional stability and lowers creep, cold flow and wear. It increases hardness and compressive strength whilst also increasing thermal and electrical conductivity.

POLYURETHANE DATASHEETS
AF1008 Data Sheet U203-D57G Polyurethane U203+D57 + MoS2 – Grey 131kb

U203-D57G is a hydrolysis resistant PU (H-PU) composed of prepolymers based on polyoxytetrametylene glycol (PTMEG) and diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) processed liquid with catalysts and a MoS2 polyol. The hardness is adjusted at 57 +/-2 Shore D which makes it an excellent extrusion resistant material.

AF1007 Data Sheet U203-D57 Polyurethane U203-D57 – Dark Blue (FDA) 184kb

U203-D57 is a hydrolysis resistant PU (H-PU) composed of prepolymers based on polyoxytetrametylene glycol (PTMEG) and diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI). The hardness is adjusted at 57 +/-2 Shore D which makes it an excellent extrusion resistant material.

AF1006 Data Sheet U203-FDA95 Polyurethane U203-FDA – Natural White 185kb

U203-FDA95 natural white is a hydrolysis resistant PU (H-PU) composed of prepolymers based on polyadephate glycols and diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI). The hardness is adjusted at 93 +/-2 Shore A. The product is recommended for a continuous use in 70 – 90°C hot water and a max. service temperature of 100°C. The system passed all official FDA tests by the Akron Polymer Laboratory Inc. – Ohio, U.S.A.

AF1005 Data Sheet U203-GM95 Polyurethane U203-MoS2 – Grey 136kb

U203-GM95 is a hydrolysis resistant PU (H-PU) composed of prepolymers based on polyoxytetrametylene glycol (PTMEG) and diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) processed liquid with catalysts and a MoS2 polyol. This special PU-MoS2 compound performs excellently in critical lubrication situations and reduces the stick-slip behaviour.

AF1003 Data Sheet U203-B95 Polyurethane U203 – Blue (FDA) 186kb

U203-B95 is a hydrolysis resistant PU (H-PU) composed of prepolymers based on polyadephate glycols and diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI). The hardness is adjusted at 93 +/-2 Shore A. The product is recommended for continuous use in 70 – 90°C hot water and a max. service temperature of 100°C. The system passed all official FDA tests by the Akron Polymer Laboratory Inc. – Ohio, U.S.A

AF1002 Data Sheet U203-B95-LT Polyurethane U203 – Blue (Low Temperature) 132kb

U203-G95 is a hydrolysis resistant PU (H-PU) composed of prepolymers based on polyoxytetrametylene glycol (PTMEG) and diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) processed with catalysts and chain extenders, producing a hardness of 95 +/-2 Shore A with very good physical properties. The resistance to most common hydraulic fluids and oil-water emulsions makes it a very universal material for seal applications.

AF1001 Data Sheet U203-R95 Polyurethane U203 – Red 131kb

U203-R95 is a hydrolysis resistant PU (H-PU) composed of prepolymers based on polyoxytetrametylene glycol (PTMEG) and diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) processed with catalysts and chain extenders, producing a hardness of 95 +/-2 Shore A with very good physical properties. The resistance to most common hydraulic fluids and oil-water emulsions makes it a very universal material for seal applications.

ELASTOMERS DATASHEETS
AF1302 Data Sheet HN900-B85-RGD H-NBR HN900 – Black (Peroxide Cross Linked) 134kb

HN900-B85-RGD is a black hydrogenated acrylnitrile-butadiene-rubber commonly referred to as H- NBR. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids, high addivated oils, sour oils/gases (H2S) and crude oils. HN900-B85-RGD has been optimised to withstand the risk of rapid gas decompression (RGD) or explosive decompression (ED) which is an essential demand in the oil and gas industry.

AF1301 Data Sheet HN112-B85 H-NBR HN112 – Black (Peroxide Cross Linked) 181kb

HN112-B85 is a black hydrogenated acrylnitrile-butadiene-rubber commonly referred to as H-NBR. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids makes it an excellent sealing material. H-NBR materials are often used in vegetable and animal oils as well as in high addivated oils, sour oils/gases (H2S) and crude oils.

AF1203 Data Sheet N111-W85 NBR-FDA N111 – White (Sulphur Cross Linked) 181kb

N111-W85 is a white Nitrile Butadiene Rubber commonly referred to as NBR, Nitrile or BUNA. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids makes NBR an excellent sealing material. NBR materials are one of the most used elastomers in sealing applications. NBR-FDA N111 – white is approved for the use of applications in contact with foodstuff.

AF1202 Data Sheet N109-B95 NBR-95 N109 – Black (Sulphur Cross Linked) 179kb

N109-B95 is a black Nitrile Butadiene Rubber commonly referred to as NBR, Nitrile or BUNA. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids makes NBR an excellent sealing material. NBR materials are one of the most used elastomers in sealing applications.

AF1201 Data Sheet N107-B85 NBR N107 – Black (Sulphur Cross Linked) 130kb

N107-B85 is a black Nitrile Butadiene Rubber commonly referred to as NBR, Nitrile or BUNA. Good physical characteristics and chemical resistance to the most common hydraulic fluids makes NBR an excellent sealing material. NBR materials are one of the most used elastomers in sealing applications.

PEEK DATASHEETS
AF800 VICTREX PEEK 494kb

AF800 PEEK™ materials are used in a wide range of oil and gas applications due to the unique combination of properties and range of compounds and unfilled polymers.

AF801 Virgin PEEK 154kb

AF801 is a semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

AF802 Glass Fibre filled PEEK 112kb

AF802 is a glass fibre reinforced semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

AF803 Filled PEEK 112kb

AF803 is a semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic with optimised properties for demanding bearing and low friction applications. PEEK, PTFE, Carbon Fibre and Graphite.

AF804 Carbon Fibre filled PEEK 110kb

AF804 is a carbon fibre reinforced semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

AF805 Modified PEEK 92kb

AF805 is a modified PEEK material with special fillers. Formulated to give greater flexibility than standard PEEK materials and a much lower coefficient of friction.

AF816 Victrex PEEK HT (Black) 91kb

Specifically developed for use at elevated temperatures and for prolonged use at elevated temperatures, AF816 retains its key physical properties to temperatures 30OC higher than standard AF801 Virgin PEEK.