The ACM TriboGlide 15 (formerly L15) range of materials offers the lowest dry running friction of the ACM Composite Bearings material range.
This material is generally used in conjunction with ACM TriboTex 7 which provides the bulk of the bearing and contributes the mechanical properties, whilst ACM TriboGlide 15 provides the low friction running surface. A friction coefficient as low as 0.04 can be achieved with good mating surfaces.
- Static coefficient of friction (dry): 0.12
- Dynamic coefficient of friction (dry): 0.04
ACM TriboGlide 15 materials are very successful in offshore applications, such as launch systems, tow pins, winches, cranes, anchor handling and mooring systems.