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Resin impregnated carbon-graphite for submerged applications

03 August 2012

Metallized Carbon Corporation has introduced Metcar Grade M-400 resin impregnated, carbon-graphite material, which is suitable for machine parts that must run submerged in water, water based chemicals or organic chemicals with low friction and long wear life.

This self-lubricating material, which is is non-porous, high in strength, and heat resistant to 500F, is recommended for mechanical seal faces, submerged bearings, pump vanes, pump end plates, packing rings, and rotary joint rings. 

Metcar Grade M-400 parts can be supplied machined to meet customer size specifications. It is also available in 56 standard blank sizes so that customers with access to machining facilities can machine M-400 blanks to fabricate their own Grade M-400 finish parts. Metcar Grade M-400 is also approved for use in potable water and in food contact applications. All Metcar standard plain bearings, thrust washers, pillow blocks, and flange blocks can be supplied with grade M-400 bearing material. 

Bearings manufactured from Metcar materials are self-lubricating, non-galling, dimensionally stable and have high compressive strength. 

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