Space-saving New GLYCODUR® Bushing Material by Federal-MogulProvides Class-Leading Load Capacity and Wear Resistance
Innovative combination of materials and process technology delivers improved performance from new rigid self-lubricating bushing with wall thickness of 0.5mm
Wiesbaden, Germany, 9th June 2015... Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), has added a new thin wall GLYCODUR® material, named G-290, to its range of self-lubricating bushings. The new material provides improved wear resistance and load capacity for applications with minimum installation space in areas including automotive seating and hinges for doors, hoods, trunk lids and convertible tops.
Only 0.5mm thick, G-290 provides a premium solution for applications where conventional rigid bushings (above 0.7mm) are too thick and mesh-based thin bushings are too flexible to allow press-fitting and automated assembly.
“We anticipated the demand from industry for a high performance bushing material with low wall thickness in order to address the increasing requirements for material properties in tightly packaged assemblies,” said Gian Maria Olivetti, chief technology officer, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. “We have been able to deliver the optimal solution through a combination of advanced materials expertise and precision process technology. By introducing this rigid, thin wall product, Federal-Mogul Powertrain now has the most complete portfolio of self-lubricating bearings and bushings in the industry.”
Previous GLYCODUR® products were based on a steel backing with a sintered tin bronze layer carrying the polymer running surface. The new thin wall range features a resin mixture impregnated directly onto an expanded stainless steel mesh using a proprietary process, providing a highly cost-effective, high performance solution that does not require plating to achieve corrosion resistance in demanding atmospheres and severe outdoor conditions.
“G-290 not only overcomes the manufacturing challenges of creating a thin, yet rigid product; it outperforms all the other materials we have tested. Under standardized conditions, it achieved double the load capacity of a material with a conventional steel/bronze backing and only half the wear rate of conventional bronze mesh material of the same thickness,” explained Dr. Achim Adam, material development, polymers and surfaces manager, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. “It also exceeds our standard test requirements for press-out force and corrosion resistance.”
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs nearly 50,000 people in 34 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.