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Slide Bearings

Slide Bearings

Tico Slide Bearings accommodate large movements in pipework installations as well as many other types of structure. Comprised of two separate components, which work in tandem to provide a plane sliding surface with a low coefficient of friction.

Key Features:

  • Maintenance free
  • Very low coefficients of friction, typically less than 0.1
  • Smooth movement without slip/stick effects
  • Accommodate both planar and rotational movements
  • Provides noise and vibration attenuation
  • Highly customisable
  • Simple to install
  • Working temperature range -40 to 100°C (-40 to 212°F)
  • Can be supplied cut to size ready for bonding on site

Material Types

Tico S/NG/PA


  • Molybdenum disulphide loaded nylon with rubber bonded cork backing. Usually 2.5 mm thick (0.098 Inches).
  • Tico S/PT/PA


  • Virgin PTFE with a rubber bonded cork backing. Usually 3 mm (0.118 Inches) thick. Typical lower member materials (chosen based on load).
  • Tico B/PT/PA


  • Rubber bonded cork with PTFE surface. Maximum working stress 1 MN/m².
  • Tico RF/PT/PA


  • Fabric reinforced rubber pad with PTFE surface. Maximum working stress 7 MN/m².
  • Tico PF/PT/PA


  • Fabric reinforced rubber pad with PTFE surface. Maximum working stress 15.5 MN/m².

  • Typical lower member thicknesses are 8, 14.5 and 27 mm, (0.31, 0.55 and 1.06 Inches).
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    More Details

    Comprised of two separate components that act together to provide a plane sliding surface with a low coefficient of friction. A typical application for TICO slide Bearings is as a pipe support where its low friction characteristics cater for pipe movements, e.g. due to thermal expansion and contraction, without a build up of stress


    Tico Slide Bearings units can also be used as guide stops to restrain movement in one or more directions.


    A TICO Slide Bearing typically consists of an upper and lower member. Each member has a low friction surface. One member is attached to the fixed part of the structure (e.g. the pipe support) and the other is attached to the part of the structure that will move (e.g. the underside of a pipe shoe). When movement occurs, the upper member slides over the lower member. Each member has a low friction surface with a resilient TICO backing.

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