Orkot® is offered in tube, sheet, or custom shapes. Standard tubes are 24 inches long and available in a variety of wall thicknesses. Standard sheets are 24 inches x 48 inches, with larger sizes available. Sheets can be produced up to 6 inches thick or bonded for custom designs. CRC can provide finished parts, raw tubes, or raw sheets.

Best Features


Dimensionally Stable
Virtually 0% swell in water.


Environmentally Friendly
Water-lubricated bearings or can run dry without the need for external lubricants.


Easy Installation
Freeze fit, press-fit, bonding, or mechanically fastened. Can be freeze fitted without danger of shattering.


Exceptional Wear Resistance
Tolerant to edge loading and misalignment.

Easily Machined
As a general guide, methods used for brass, aluminum, or lignum vitae will apply to Orkot® materials.

Low Friction
Specialized low friction bearing surface to extend dry running capabilities and further reduce friction and wear rates.

How is Orkot® Manufactured?

The drawing below illustrates how Orkot® thermoset composite materials are made. The manufacturing process incorporates a woven fabric and solid lubricants within a thermosetting resin matrix.

Orkot® TXMM is a type-approved product by the American Bureau of Shipping for use in marine bearing applications.


Learn more by downloading the Orkot® Marine Bearings engineering manual.


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