GENERAL PROPERTIESCIP Industrial Composites are laminated plastic materials that are made by impregnating fabric with thermosetting resins. The physical and mechanical properties of all grades of CIP make them excellent bearing materials. CIP composites offer design engineers an attractive, low cost alternative to the traditional materials used throughout industry for bearings, wear pads and other components. CIP composites have only 1/6 the weight of steel, good dimensional stability and contain no harmful or toxic materials.
CIP Composite materials are an excellent replacement for bronze and brass: They are recommended for general purpose bearings, bushings, slide pads, and other mating surfaces where wear resistance and durability are important. These materials are also ideal for pivoting and sliding applications where thin wall bearings are required. CIP Composite bearing materials can be manufactured in a variety of non-standard shapes and sizes, and can be readily machined and installed like comparable metal products.
ADVANTAGES Low maintenance, allows for reduction or elimination of wet/grease lubrication.
Long life, wear resistant.
Excellent dimensional stability in water, corrosive fluids and chemical solutions.
Excellent mechanical strength.
Excellent electrical insulation and non-magnetic series are available.
Non-abrasive to mating surfaces.
High load capacity and shock load resistant.
Does not contain abrasive (calcium carbonate) fillers.
AVAILABLE CIP PRODUCT GRADESThe following CIP Composite grades are available in machinable pre-molded sheet, rod and tube forms from Boedeker Plastics. All grades are also available with optional solid lubricant fillers (graphite, molybdenum disulfide, or PTFE) evenly dispersed throughout the material.
Medium weave polyester fabric with excellent mechanical strength.
Medium weave polyester fabric (100 series) cross woven with PTFE textile for a low coefficient of friction. For wall thicknesses over 1/4 inch, the material is wrapped with series 100 material.
High temperature Nomex fabric that can operate into the 400° range while maintaining its high compressive strength.
Medium weave fabric (100 series) cross woven with a PTFE textile for a low coefficient of friction in thin-wall bearings. No additional series wrap is used.
For use in water-based and submerged applications.
CIP MATERIAL ORDERING CODES
Fabric Additives Resin 1 = Polyester
2 = Poly & PTFE
3 = Nomex
4 = PTFE
0 = None
1 = Graphite
2 = Moly
3 = PTFE
4 = G & P
5 = M & P
1 = Standard
2 = Marine
3 = High Temp
A = Advanced Performance
B = Advanced Performance Plus
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS general purpose bearing, wear pad, and thrust washer applications conveyor chain guides electrical insulators screw conveyor hanger bearings hydraulic cylinder wear rings linear slides or pivot points scissor lifts bottle and capping machinery kiln cart bearings wear strips on heat shrink sealing machines bearings in steel and aluminum plants high-temp hydraulic applications.
TYPICAL PROPERTIES of CIP COMPOSITES
( NOTE: All tests were performed on CIP Series 100 sheet material. )
|ASTM or UL test||Property||CIP Composites|
|D570||Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%)||< 0.1|
|D638||Tensile Strength (psi)||10,000|
|D638||Tensile Modulus (psi)||470,000|
|D638||Tensile Elongation at Break (%)||-|
|D790||Flexural Strength (psi)||-|
|D790||Flexural Modulus (psi)||260,000|
|D695||Compressive Strength, Breaking (psi)
perpendicular to laminate
parallel to laminate
|D695||Compressive Modulus (psi)||-|
|D256||IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in)||-|
|D696||Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
Series 100 & 200 - normal to laminate (dia)
Series 100 & 200 - parallel to length
Series 300 - normal to laminate (dia)
Series 300 - parallel to length
|D648||Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi
|-||Max Operating Temp (°F / °C)
Series 100 & 200
200 / 93
400 / 204
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)
|UL94||Flammability Rating (2 mm thickness)||-|
|D149-97a (2004)||Dielectric Strength (V/mm)||200|
|D257-07||Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm)at 50% RH||4.2 x 1015|
NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.CIP Composites are manufactured by Columbia Industrial Products.
All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.