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HyComp® Materials | WearComp | FibreComp

Saint-Gobain HyComp has developed a line of high temperature, low wear, composite bearing materials trademarked H310™,  H320™, WearComp®, WearComp® 200, and FibreComp®.

These self-lubricating materials are used in both aerospace and industrial equipment applications as wear pads, seals, bearings, brackets, insulators, and more; all with the aim of extending service life and eliminating lubrication.

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H310™

H320™

WearComp®

WearComp® 200

FibreComp®

Short Description

Ideal for medium speed, high strength, high temperature applications

Ideal for medium speed, high load, high temperature applications

Ideal for low speed, high load, high impact applications

Ideal for medium speed, high load, high impact applications

Ideal for high speed, medium load, low impact applications

Material Type

SMC

SMC

SMC

SMC

BMC

Reinforcing Material(s)

Carbon Fiber

Glass Fiber

Carbon Fiber

C.F./Graphite

C.F./Graphite

Resin Matrix

Polyimide

Polyimide

Polyimide

Polyimide

Polyimide

Cost Range

High

Medium

High

High

Medium

Temp range

-70 to 600°F

-70 to 600°F

-70 to 600°F

-70 to 600°F

-70 to 600°F

Coefficient of Friction

.15 - .20

.15 - .20

.15 - .20

.15 - .20

N/A

Specific Gravity

1.55 g/cm

1.88 g/cm

1.55 g/cm

1.59 g/cm

1.50 g/cm

Water Absorption (% by wt.)

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

Thermal Expansion (in/in/°F)

Perp.

Parallel

15 x 10-6

2 x 10-6

24 x 10-6

8 x 10-6

15 x 10-6

2 x 10-6

15 x 10-6

2 x 10-6

10 x 10-6

10 x 10-6

Compressive Strength

73°F

500°F

104,000 PSI

69,000 PSI

48,000 PSI

33,000 PSI

75,000 PSI

50,000 PSI

43,000 PSI

28,000 PSI

36,000 PSI

25,000 PSI

Limiting PV (unlubricated)

80,000 PSI*SF/MIN.

N/A

80,000 PSI*SF/MIN.

100,000 PSI*SF/MIN.

120,000 PSI*SF/MIN.

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HyComp H310™

H310™

H310 is an aerospace-grade blend of high-temperature resin thermoset polymer sheet molding compound (SMC) with one-inch chopped carbon fiber reinforcement. It has the highest strength of the Saint-Gobain HyComp materials at temperatures up to 600°F and is best for lower speeds and high loads.

Applications vary from bushings, guide rings, wear liners, seals, clamps, and thermal isolators.

H320™

H320 is a blend of a high temperature thermoset polymer and 1” glass fiber. This unique combination provides the highest strength at temperatures up to 600°F.

This material is best suited for high temperature heat shields and high temperature electrical insulation applications.

WearComp®

WearComp®

WearComp is a blend of a high temperature polymer and 1” chopped carbon fiber. This unique combination provides a low coefficient of friction, outstanding mechanical strength, and wear resistance at temperatures up to 600°F.

WearComp is particularly suited to liner and bearing sleeves, and sliding plates subject to high stresses.

 

WearComp® 200

WearComp® 200

WearComp 200 is a blend of a high temperature polymer and 1” chopped carbon fiber. We add a graphite compound to enhance the already low coefficient of friction. This product offers outstanding mechanical strength, and wear resistance at temperatures up to 600°F.

 

FibreComp®

FibreComp uses the same resin system as WearComp, but incorporates milled carbon fiber and graphite for applications that require additional lubricity. FibreComp achieves the lowest frictional coefficient and the best mechanical properties. It is used for applications with high rotational speed and low impact intensity.