Poly-Texx® HPVT is a new self-lubricating Bearing Grade Composite containing PTFE fibers as a solid lubricant uniformly dispersed in a high strength thermoset resin system. Typical applications include sleeve and flanged bearings for railroad safety appliances and rail service vehicles. Having NSF 61 certification; they are suitable for (Potable) underwater applications. Poly-Texx® HPVT Split Bushings serve exceptionally well in the water treatment industry as flocculator bearings. Their high load capability and resistance to vibration serve the timber, construction and agricultural industries as kingpin, knuckle boom and center pivot bearings.

Its main attribute is a PV rating of 40,000. Its compressive strength (P) exceeds 34,000 PSI, and is capable of a low-load velocity (V) of over 50 SFM (higher if lubricated). The combination of excellent bearing properties, self-lubrication and low cost makes Poly-Texx® HPVT the bearing material of choice for severe service applications.

Specification Test Value Units
Specific Gravity, 73°F D792  1.33 ---
Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F D638   psi
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F D638   psi
Tensile Elongation (at break), 73°F D638   %
Flexural Strength, 73°F D790  22,000 psi
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity D790   psi
Shear Strength, 73°F D732  11,000 psi
Compressive Strength - Ultimate    40,000 psi
Compressive Strength at 2% Deformation D695  N/A psi
Compressive Strength at 10% Deformation D695  N/A psi
Deformation Under Load    < 1.0 %
Compressive Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F D695    
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Modulus)     psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Yield)    40,000 psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Ultimate)    40,000 psi
Hardness, Durometer (Shore "D" scale) D2240    
Hardness, Rockwell (Scale as noted) D785  100 Rockwell M
Izod Impact, Notched @ 73°F D256 Type A  2.3 ft.lbs/in. of notch
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Static PTM 55007  0.14  
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Dynamic PTM 55007  0.1  
Maximum Static Bearing Load (P) PTM 55007  34,000 psi
Maximum Unlubricated No Load Bearing Velocity (V) PTM 55007  50 ft/minute
Maximum Limiting PV (Unlubricated) PTM 55007  40,000 psi x ft/min.
Wear Factor "K" x 10-10 PTM 55010  3.9 Cubic in.-min/ft.lbs.hr
Sand Wheel Wear/Abrasion Test    80 UHMW=100
Minimum Mating Surface Hardness     Rockwell (Brinnell)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (Tube Stock / Diametric) 1/8" wall / 1/4" wall PTM  .3 / .8 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (Sheet Stock)  parallel to Laminates (Cross Directional Average) PTM  1 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (Sheet Stock) perpendicular to Laminates (Thickness) PTM  3 in/in/°F x 10-5
Softening Point     °F
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi D648   °F
Embrittlement Temperature   Cryogenic °F Min.
Continuous Service Temperature in Air    275 °F Max.
Short Term Service Temperature    350 °F Max.
Tg-Glass Transition (Amorphous) D3418   °F
Melting Point (Crystalline) Peak D3418   °F
Thermal Conductivity F433   BTU-in/(hr/ft2°F)
Dielectric Strength Short Term D149  200 Volts/mil
Volume Resistivity D257   ohm/cm
Surface Resistivity D257   ohm/cm
Dielectric Constant, 106 Hz D150    
Dissipation Factor, 106 Hz D150    
Flammability @ 3.1mm(1/8 in.) UL94 UL94    
Arc Resistance     seconds
Water Absorption, Immersion 24 Hours D570 (2)  0.5 %
Water Absorption, Immersion Saturation D570 (2)  1.3 %
Machinability Rating    5 1=easy, 10=difficult
Tubing Diameter Availability (Made to Order) .50  60 inches
Sheet Thickness Availability (Made to Order)  .030  6.0 inches