The MR-5 trademark identifies a range of bearings composed material of compounded PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) tape on a metal shell (steel). The tape of PTFE contains carbon and graphite (without lead, complying with the European Parliament’s “ELV” directive 2000/53/Ec), that give at the material self lubricating, isolates noise and is designed for obtain self lubricated bearings without play.

The available products are cylindrical and flanged bearings, washers, belts and cast-to-size parts with thickness standard is from 0,500 / 0,750 and 1,000 mm.

Structure of the composite material:​​

Layer Average analyses of the material Thickness of layer
Sliding layer
PTFE Modified
0,150 ÷ 0,170 mm
Supporting shell
DC 04 (EN 10139)
  • Cu = 0,060 Max
  • Mn = 0,15 ÷ 0,32
  • P = 0,025 Max
  • S = 0,030 Max
  • Al = 0,028 ÷ 0,070
0,250 ÷ 0,750 mm
  • (Depending on final thickness required)
Protective Layer
2 ÷ 15 μm

Operating Conditions





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  • High load capacity
  • Easy mounting
  • Sizing assembly (zero-clearance)
  • High thermal conductivity
  • Wide range of service temperatures
  • Extremely thin wall bearings
  • No maintenance
  • Special items available on demand
  • High formability
  • Special items available on demand
Maximum Specific Load Static 200 N/mm2 (29000 PSI)
Maximum Specific Load Dynamic 150 N/mm2 (21800 PSI)
Maximum Speed 1,5 m/s (300 fpm)
Service Temperature Minimum -200°C (-328°F)
Service Temperature Maximum +180°C (+356°F)
Service Temperature Intermittent +260°C (+500°F)
Coefficient of Friction 0,05 ÷ 0,15 μ
Maximum Dry Load Factor 1,8 N/mm2 * m/s
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 103 Ωc/m

MR5 material can be produced with special compounds and fillers that improve the conductivity of the material allowing there to be the required level of conductivity that is necessary for the cataphoresis operations in modern assembly of automotive vehicles. Besides the different compound we are also able to create notches or ‘dimples’ in the shell of the bushing that can conduct the required electrical current in the e-painting operations.

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