Composite Materials

CIP collection of self-lubricating bearings (bushings)

CIP Composites are laminated polymer materials made by impregnating textiles with thermoset resins. Solid lubricants are added to the resin to provide evenly dispersed lubrication throughout the material, inherently eliminating the need for external lubrication. CIP offers customers an array of different textile, lubricant and resin combinations. We determine the best combination based on application criteria and environment.

There are many benefits to CIP Composite materials. Those listed below are the most common benefits that are applicable in most applications, for a complete list visit our benefits page or visit our industry pages.


Solid lubricants are dispersed evenly throughout the material, eliminating the need for external lubrication. Offering a variety of advanced lubricants, additives and material combinations CIP can provide a product solution for a wide scope of application demands.

Replaces Bronze

CIP Composites are ideal for replacing traditional bronze and plugged bronze bearings. Metallic bearings require a consistent film of external lubrication for operation. CIP Composites can reduce or eliminate external lubrication systems with its self lubricating properties. Graphite plugged bronze bushings rely on full rotational movement to create an even lubrication layer. In slow oscillating applications, the lubrication layer may be uneven or non-existent and high friction or stick-slip can become a concern. CIP’s even distribution of lubrication additives allow for low dynamic and static coefficients of friction, eliminating stick-slip and noise.

100% Bearing Material

CIP Composites are lubricated completely throughout the bearing and have no fiberglass or metallic shell. The ability to make a material that has no abrasive fillers or reinforcements allows CIP to provide a product that will not damage the shaft material, and risk equipment failure due to abrasive contact surfaces.

High Load / Slow Rotating Capacity

Ideal for high load, slow speed applications.

Made in the USA

Manufactured in Eugene, Oregon, centrally located for timely air and/or sea shipments. CIP uses domestically sourced materials for the production of its composite materials.