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.
- Outstanding wear properties
- Low coefficient of friction
- High working temperature
- Excellent oxidative stability
- Very low moisture pickup
- Easy machinability—low dust
|Short-term Thermal Stability (°C)
||425 (Inert) 370 (In Air)
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (1/K)
||30 x 10-6
|Compressive Modulus (GPa)
|Compressive Strength (MPa)
|PV Limit at RT (MPa∙m/s)
|PV Limit at 300°C (MPa∙m/s)
|Typical Dry Coefficient of Friction
|Maximum Evaluated Sliding Speed (m/s)
NOWE is designed for applications where conventional polymeric solutions like PEEK, PES, phenolics, and polyimides cannot deliver. Here is a case study for NOWE™ in starved lubrication conditions.
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.