Bulletin No. 1031 includes information on Duralon(reg) self-lubricating composite bearings. Features include a woven Teflon(reg) fabric liner backed by a rugged casing of filament-wound fiberglass and epoxy resin. Bearings are available in thread forms; spherical shapes; and in round, square, and hexagonal diameters. Bearings are for applications where metal bearings have limitations in hard-to-lubricate or harsh environmental conditions.
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