Large Vesconite marine bearings available in Buenos Aires
14 September 2017

Marine bushing emergencies in South America can now be easily dealt with by ordering XL marine bushings that are available for immediate dispatch from Buenos Aires, Argentina, from this week.

The bushings, which are widely used in the marine industry as rudder bushings and stern tubes, are made of Vesconite, a very strong, wear-resistant, low-friction, ultraviolet-stable engineered polymer that is also dimensionally stable in water.

The polymer bushings are ideal for the submerged and corrosive conditions found in the marine industry. They are easily removed and refitted, saving in costly downtime. They also are resistant to oils and fuels and do not delaminate or distort under high loads.

Over the past 50 years, hundred of industrial and leisure marine applications ‒ from yachts to supertankers ‒ have been equipped with Vesconite bushings. The bushings have been particularly enthusiastically received by the marine industry in South America, and are valued for their ability to withstand the tough and abrasive conditions found in the subcontinent’s inland waterways. They have also been widely accepted by container ships entering South American waters, having been certified by most of the large ship classification societies.

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