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An exceptionally hard-wearing, self-lubricating bushing material

Over the past six decades, Vesconite has become internationally recognised as a versatile, high performance replacement for traditional bushing and bearing materials. Offering a unique combination of high-load bearing strength, low friction and low wear, Vesconite does not require manual lubrication, even in harsh and dirty working environments.

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 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.

Use Vesconite when:

  • Long life is required
  • Conditions are dirty
  • Greasing is irregular
  • Long shaft or pin life is required
  • Chemical corrosion is an issue
  • Regular maintenance is erratic
  • Cost savings are desired
A specialised hard-wearing thermopolymer designed for challenging operating conditions, Vesconite gives up to 10 times the life of traditional bronze or nylon bushings. Combining internal lubrication, a low friction coefficient and low wear rates, Vesconite does not require external lubrication, even where conditions are dry and dirty.
Vesconite Hilube
An advanced thermopolymer designed for moist and submerged conditions

Vesconite Hilube is our flagship 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 wear life of bronze bushings.

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

Use Vesconite when:

  • The application is fully or partially submerged in water (eg pumps, rudder and stern tube bearings).
  • Ultra long life is required
  • Lubrication is either not possible or erratic
  • Temperature limits approximate those of white metal
  • The application features an intermittent stop-start – Hilube displays negligible stick-slip
  • The application combines heavy slow-moving loads with fine clearances
  • Low shaft wear is required. High shaft wear = high cost.
Vesconite Hilube is a highly advanced thermopolymer in the Vesconite range, particularly suited to operating in wet conditions, including pump and marine applications. Combining low friction and low wear properties, Vesconite Hilube performs exceptionally well under high loads in difficult operating environments.
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