Orkot is a range of thermoset composite bearing materials incorporating advanced polymer technologies. These are made from technical fabrics impregnated with thermosetting resins, evenly dispersed solid lubricants and further additives to ensure the optimum solution is reached to satisfy many engineering applications across marine bearing and other high bearing load applications.

Many successful applications for Orkot involve highly loaded bearings or pads operating with intermittent or oscillating movements. Orkot bearings are successfully used against many different counter face materials, including hardened steel, stainless steel, gun metal, chrome plated steel, ceramic coated steel and nitride surfaces.

Orkot has outstanding physical, mechanical and chemical properties. Orkot materials exhibit low coefficient of friction combined with high compressive strength. This Translates into enhanced wear resistance and excellent value over long period of time.

Key Benefits:

  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High load capacity
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Operates in fresh or salt water without lubrication
  • Damping of vibration
  • Accommodation of shaft misalignment
  • Ease of machining
  • Fitting by pressing, freezing, adhesive and mechanical method
  • Dimensional stability
  • Reduced thermal softening and minimal creep
  • Does not encourage galvanic corrosion
  • Orkot contains no asbestos or environmentally hazardous/toxic substances
  • Swell in water of many grades (0.1%)


  • Marine stern tube bearings
  • Marine rudder bearings
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Process equipment
  • Injection moulding machines
  • Pumps and valves
  • Lifting and handling equipment
  • Hydropower
  • Roll coverings
  • Stern tube bearings and rudder bearings