RUDDER, STERN TUBE, WINDLASS/WINCHES & PUMP BEARINGS
Vesconite is a specialised thermoplastic made from internally lubricated polymers. It has been recognised since the 1960s as an exceptional material for bearings operating in demanding conditions. Vesconite has high dimensional stability and does not swell in water. This is in contrast to most synthetic materials, e.g. nylon swells up to 3% in water and also softens.
Vesconite is approved by most major class societies including ABS, LRS, DNV, NKK, BV, GL & CCS.
Albwardy Damen carries a comprehensive stock of Vesconite Bearings. Vesconite is suitable for use wherever a plain bearing is required, including in winches and windlasses, pumps, stern tubes and rudder stock bearings.