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Why use PEEK as a bearing cage material?

July 2022

PEEK has been successfully used as a replacement material for bearing cages for many years. In addition to its high performance characteristics it offers weight reduction along with cost savings compared to traditional bearing cage materials such as brass and aluminium.


Rotary Shaft Seals in the mining industry

May 2022

The objective of a rotary shaft seal is to prevent the leakage of oil, grease, and other fluids while also keeping environmental contaminants out. Nowhere is this more important than in the mining industry where vehicles and equipment are generally sealing oil but exposed to the environment.

Celebrating 60 years

May 2022

This September, the Fluorocarbon Group of companies celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Why use Rotary Shaft Seals in Wind Energy Applications

March 2022

The Wind Energy Industry continues to find new ways to increase the lifetime and reliability of wind turbines.

As wind energy moves to larger, lighter-weight turbines located in harsh and remote locations, service life and reliability have grown increasingly more important.

Off-Shore Bridge Bearings

November 2021

Fluorocarbon supplies Fluoroglide® Bridge Bearings for link bridges, which connect and carry services between platforms.

A guide to Machining PEEK

August 2021

Used in hostile environments, PEEK is a high strength alternative to ferrous materials. It exhibits very low smoke and toxic gas emissions whilst carrying a V-0 flammability rating.

PCTFE Cryogenic Seals for LNG Loading Arms

July 2021

Cryogenic sealing involving liquid nitrogen can be quite challenging, but certainly not impossible thanks to materials such as PCTFE that offer good thermal stability, good chemical resistance, very good physical properties.