Many of the grades produced by Tufcot® are suitable for marine applications, notably Tufcot® T100 Marine has Lloyd’s Register and DNV approval.


  • Rudder pintle bearings  
  • Rudder carrier bearings
  • Stern tube bearings
  • Neck bearings
  • Deck crane bushes and bearings
  • King pin bearings
  • Fairlead bearings
  • Anchor sheave bearings
  • Tow pin bushes
  • Capstan bearings
  • Deck winch bearings
  • Stern roller bearings
  • Hatch cover pads
  • Watertight door bushes
  • Stabiliser fin bearings
  • Dredger suction tube pivot bearings

Tufcot® is a composite engineering material manufactured from synthetic fibres and thermosetting resins.

Tufcot® offers high strength/weight ratios, a naturally low coefficient of friction, self-lubrication & significant weight reductions.

Special components can be manufactured to the customers drawing from all grades of Tufcot®. In addition to special wear pads, bearings and bushes, plain spherical bearings can be manufactured in Tufcot® to solve misalignment problems.

Spherical bearings with metallic and Tufcot® materials combined can also be produced.

For those applications where a fire risk exists, Tufcot® can be produced with exceptional fire retardant properties.

Please call Thames Diesel or email for further details.