FIBERLAST is manufactured from a high quality ozone resistant elastomer combined with randomly orientated synthetic fibres. This combination provides an elastomeric bearing pad having load capacity characteristics higher than that of plain unreinforced bearing pads but still soft enough to allow some movement via shear deformation.
FIBERLAST pads are typically used without a PTFE facing as a high rotation capacity pad or strip. However providing there is a rigid layer between the FIBERLAST and the PTFE, expansion bearings can also be manufactured using FIBERLAST.
Please consult GRANOR® for assistance with selecting pad dimensions for your design requirements.