NOWE™

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NOWE™ - Wear solutions for extreme environments

NOWE™ uses a proprietary blend of ATSP polymer with reinforcements and solid lubricants. ATSP (aromatic thermosetting copolyester) is a new class of high performance polymer that has the best of both thermoset and thermoplastic systems. It has high dimensional stability and performance like thermosets while being recyclable like thermoplastics.


Whether your application needs tight tolerances over the working life of the polymer, high durability, low coefficient of friction while working at high temperatures, NOWE ™ can provide the perfect solution for you.


Like other polymeric bearings, NOWE™ also provides a light-weight corrosion and chemical resistant bearing solution.


One of the unique capabilities of all ATSP resins is a Self-Bond feature made possible due to interchain transesterification reactions. This technology leads to “Zero-wear” as the wear debris can get reincorporated into the bulk.

 

Key characteristics

  • Outstanding wear properties
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High working temperature
  • Excellent oxidative stability
  • Very low moisture pickup
  • Non-flammable
  • Cryogenic-safe
  • Easy machinability—low dust

 

Physical Properties NOWETM11
Density (g/cm3) 1.45
Color Black
Thermal Properties NOWETM11
Short-term Thermal Stability (°C) 425 (Inert) 370 (In Air)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (1/K) 30 x 10-6
Mechanical Properties ASTM Standard NOWETM11
Compressive Modulus (GPa) D695 8.5
Compressive Strength (MPa) ISO604 340
PV Limit at RT (MPa∙m/s)   24
PV Limit at 300°C (MPa∙m/s)   1.0
Typical Dry Coefficient of Friction   0.1-0.3
Maximum Evaluated Sliding Speed (m/s)   2.4

 

NOWE is designed for applications where conventional polymeric solutions like PEEK, PES, phenolics, and polyimides cannot deliver.

We are looking for partners, collaborators and customers to bring this unique technology to the industrial markets. Interested the next generation of wear solutions? Contact us or request a quote.

Plain bearings

Plain bearings

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Rod stock

Sheet stock (Reinforced)

Sheet stock (Reinforced)

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Roller/ ball bearings

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Fiber reinforced bushings/washers

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