Polymers are finding more and more applications in food handling and processing equipment for industries and households. Polymers can potentially replace metal, lower material cost, and provide corrosion resistance. Modified polymers using graphite are particularly suitable for demanding applications that require the materials to be conductive or lubricious. Graphite modified polymers are an excellent solution for self-lubricating parts in environments …

Self-lubricated/tribological polymers are best suited for environments in which liquid lubricants cannot be used, and maintenance-free operation is required. In addition, they offer low wear, vibration reduction, design flexibility and lower weight. Self-lubricated polymers have found a wide range of applications in automotive, household and industrial equipment. Fig. 01 In general, conventional graphites have limited contribution to the wear reduction …