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AFJ PTFE Slide Bearings

Australian Flexible Joints produce a range of PTFE Slide Bearings that are used in a wide field of applications including: 
  • Pipeline expansion
  • Offshore flare stack structures
  • Bridge expansion
  • Multi-storey car park expansion
  • Skidway plates
Normally a slide bearing consists of two pads of 2.5 mm thick PTFE sliding against each other. Each PTFE pad is factory bonded to a metal subframe using a combination of high pressure and temperature with a chemical bonding agent. This construction is recommended for bearing pressures up to 70 Kg/cm. For any loads in excess of this we additionally recess the PTFE into the subframe.