Vespel® CP Product Family
DuPont™ Vespel® CP parts offer an array of fiber or fabric reinforced composites for a range of unique design needs when wear and strength are key.
Composite parts can be found as replacements for aluminum or titanium in tube clamps. Wear strips are “self-lubricating”. Typically CP parts are used in aircraft bushings, wear pads, washers, bumpers and seals.
Sheet-molded and reinforced polyimide resin is lightweight yet tough. CP-0301 is used instead of aluminum or titanium in parts to save weight, reduce wear and friction, or reduce fatigue or vibration. CP-0301 tube clamps are more fatigue-resistant than those using die-cast aluminum.
CP-0644, CP-0648 & CP-0650
Fabric-reinforced composites can be stronger than powder-filled compositions. Lighter-weight than aluminum. Used in bushings and washers for high-temperature, highly oxidative environments and self-lubricating low-friction and wear.
Low-friction, low-wear fabric-reinforced composites that are “self-lubricating” under high loads.
CP-8000, CP-8001 & CP-8002
Much like CP-0648, CP-0648 and CP-0650 but based upon fibers wound into a braided tube instead of a fabric. Fibers align circumferentially with the bushing’s diameter to help better match CTE of the mating components.
Vespel® CP-9833 & CP-9836
Fabric-reinforced composites that are lighter weight and dampen- vibration resistant more than traditional ceramic and aluminum for robotic end effector applications.
- Vespel® SP-21 Thrust Washers
- Vespel® CR-6100 Boiler Pumps
- Vespel® Thrust Bearings for EGR Valve
Glass Handling Sweep-Out Fingers
Vespel® SCP-5050 sweep-out fingers and stacker bar inserts for glass handling help increase plant reliability and efficiency and reduce operating costs at Veda-Pack glass manufacturing sites
- Vespel® Take-Out Inserts
- Line Shaft Bearings for Pumps
- Canned Motor Pumps with Vespel® Parts
Vespel® Case Rings Boost Pump Efficiency and Safety
The operator of a pipeline in the Southwestern U.S. was searching for a case ring material for pumps that would enable improved operating efficiency, increase equipment reliability and avoid the seizing or galling problems encountered with metal components. The metal components were replaced with Vespel® CR-6100 parts, and the results were impressive.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Vespel® SCP High Temperature Polyimide Parts
DuPont™ Vespel® Product Families
Vespel® products are made from a variety of materials (polyimides, thermoplastics, composites and chemically-resistant polymers). These products offer a unique combination of physical properties and design flexibility. Parts are available as custom parts, stock shapes, components or assembles.