The iglide® T500 takes the top position also with regard to temperature resistance. With a permitted long-term application temperature of 482° F, the iglide® T500 tolerates even 600° F on a short term.
Like in all thermoplastics, the compressive strength decreases in iglide® T500 as well with rising temperature. Remarkably, however, the wear also significantly drops at the same time within the observed temperature range of 73.4° F to 302° F.
In the most unfavorable cases, a relaxation of the bushings can already occur at temperatures of more than 338° F. This leads to the loosening of the bushing in the housing after the re-cooling. For this reason, the firm seating of the bushing in the housing should be checked in tests at temperatures above 338° F. Steps should be taken if necessary to mechanically secure the bushing. Please contact us if there is any query about the application of the bushing.