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Featured in Composites Manufacturing | March 2019 by Megan Headley Infrastructure expansion in the oil and gas industry drives demand for – and on – composite components. There are massive demands on the structures that bring oil and gas out of the depths of the earth and sea to be processed for consumption. There are […]

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CIP Marine A Composition Solution

Featured in Marine Maintenance Technology International | April 2015 Columbia Industrial Products (CIP), of Oregon, USA, has developed a self-lubricated bearing material based on a composite suitable for long-term submersion in seawater. CIP Marine™ is manufactured with polyester textile and a high-grade marine polyester resin. Solid lubrication additives PTFE and molybdenum disulfide are dispersed throughout the resin before […]

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Bearings and Seals: Applying the Latest Technologies

Featured in HydroWorld | June 2011 By Elizabeth A. Ingram Bearings and seals have important jobs to fulfill on various pieces of equipment at hydroelectric facilities, including gates and turbines. Bearings can minimize friction and corrosion, keep the shaft aligned, and eliminate the need for grease. Seals can protect against the intrusion of water and dirt and […]

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Bearings & Seals: Examples of Innovations and Good Ideas

Featured in HydroWorld | June 2010 By Elizabeth A. Ingram and Russell W. Ray Visit HydorWorld for the complete article. CIP Composites used to improve fish passage at John Day Dam At John Day Dam, CIP Composites, manufactured by Columbia Industrial Products, were used to improve fish passage. CIP Composites are laminate composite materials made of polyester […]

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