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Material Construction of Sorbtex bearing pads

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Time tested bearing pads for bridges and buildings.


Material Construction : 8 oz. ( min. ) cotton or cotton polyester duck fabric, Synthetic Rubber.

SORBTEX material is composed of multiple layers of the highest quality cotton-polyester fabric duck impregnated with oil resistant synthetic rubber with approximately 64 layers of rubber impregnated duck per one inch of thickness.

SORBTEX has a hardness of 90 shore "A".

SORBTEX bearing pads commonly have a PTFE laminated on the top surface to be used in conjuction with a sole plate that has a polished stainless steel surface to slide against the PTFE to make a cost effective simple expansion bearing.


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