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Offline Jadecy

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vesconite?
« on: January 26, 2009, 05:04:20 PM »
Has anyone heard of vesconite? Is it available anywhere in small quantity? I can think of several uses in the home shop and for projects but haven't been able to locate anyone that sells it in small quantity.

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Re: vesconite?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 05:51:58 PM »
J,

I had never heard of it before, plus anything that ends in 'ite' I have a great suspicion of, as it usually means it is a one company patent product.

I did a web search, and very little about sales in the US came up, there were a few in the UK, and this looks very much like the Australian parent company.

http://www.vesco.com.au/

If you can go by the manufacturers properties for the stuff, it seems a rather remarkable product.

If you find out any more, let us know.

John

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Re: vesconite?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 06:40:36 PM »
Boggs is right, it's a trade name.  Just another "miracle" plastic.  I've used similar materials for low-pv applications (pv is load times speed)  Very similar in properties to rulon or frelon.  I have never encountered it except in lined bushings. 
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Re: vesconite?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 02:08:16 PM »
Here you go something close but sold in one foot increments.
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog_name=USPlastic&category_name=26080&product_id=26082
   Ketron® PEEK 1000
Chemically resistant structural and bearing & wear material for continuous use to 480°F (250°C). Product profile: Excellent chemical resistance. Very low moisture absorption. Inherently good wear and abrasion resistance. Unaffected by continuous exposure to hot water or steam. Ketron® PEEK grades offer chemical and hydrolysis resistance similar to PPS, but can operate at higher temperatures. PEEK 1000 offers steam and wear resistance. This general purpose grade is unreinforced and offers the highest elongation and toughness of all PEEK grades. Meet FDA requirements CFR 21 Section 177.2415 & 177.2416 and ASTM D6262 S-PAEK 0111. Natural in color. Rod is priced per foot, standard length is 8' on all except 3" which is 4'. :beer:

Just a little pricey 1/4" PEEK Rod Foot    $5.95   
                          1/2" PEEK Rod Foot   $22.42

They also have most other flavors of plastic, bottles,tanks, sheet, bar, along with small tin storage and packaging cans along with other lab grade stuff.
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/default.asp


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Re: vesconite?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 07:04:39 PM »
Ah, peek...I've seen that somewhere....?

Here, not sure if it's exactly the same stuff but may be just what you are looking for? Nice company to deal with btw.

http://www.directplasticsonline.co.uk/home.php?cat=5300
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Re: vesconite?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 07:26:30 PM »
I have used those people Darren, they are very good.

This stuff is great for model engine cylinder head gaskets. In the thicker sizes, might even do for your new engine.

http://www.directplasticsonline.co.uk/home.php?cat=4866

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Re: vesconite?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 08:06:32 PM »
PTFE head gasket?

Interesting idea, I wonder could it take the pressure 17:1, heat would be ok so I suppose it depends on the distance between any holes for blow through.   :scratch:
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