Feroform PR18 is fast becoming the material of choice for rudder bearings and is approved by all the major marine classification societies for rudder bearings up to a max load of 10Mpa. Designed in response to market demands for a cost effective solution for rudder bearing applications, FEROFORM PR18 contains high performance resins and specially selected friction modifiers making it a stable and high wear resistant material. Wear test results show that FEROFORM PR18 provides up to 4 times more wear resistance than competitor materials which are also approved for rudder bearings.
Following the acquisition of RAILKO in 2006, Feroform PR18 is also the new name for the former material RAILKO RG22 which has been re branded to bring it in line with its already extensive range of FEROFORM materials. This has proved successful because RAILKO RG22 was a well known brand with shipowners and shipyards alike. With PTFE as part of its structure, FEROFORM PR18 has the lowest coefficient of friction of all FEROFORM PR grades, and this also helps minimise counterface material wear. FEROFORM PR18 is excellent for many other marine applications including Steering Gear, Stern Rollers, Winches, Davits, Pump bearings and much more.