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igus latest solutions for extreme conditions at Offshore Europe 2015

27 July 2015

At this year’s Offshore Europe in Aberdeen from 8th – 11th September, 2015, igus® will be showcasing a variety of its products that meet the demands of the oil & gas industry. Areas of focus will include DNV GL certified chainflex® cables and complementary e-chain® cable carriers, as well as the new iglidur® X bearing range and multi-purpose tribo-tape.

Visitors to the igus® stand, 3A130, will be able to see demonstrations of these products and have the opportunity to meet industry experts to discuss the latest solutions.

igus® energy chains are manufactured from high performance plastics, making them tough, resistant to corrosion and impact and offering high UV, temperature and precipitation stability. Also available in ATEX-ESD compliant versions, the heavy-duty e-chain® has been tested to function consistently, even at extreme temperatures and in adverse weather conditions, making them the perfect solution for supplying energy right to the ocean floor.

In addition, igus® will be showing its DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd) certified chainflex® cables. A number of these cables are also NEK606 offshore rated, meaning they are halogen free and mud resistant.

Offering high chemical resistance, great compressive strength and low humidity absorption, the abrasion resistance of iglidur® X bearings increases with temperature, making them extremely wear resistant over the entire operating temperature range, from -100°C to +250°C.  Available in sizes up to 120mm diameter, iglidur® X is offered as cylindrical sleeve bearings, plain bearings with flange and thrust washers.

Another new product being unveiled during the show will be iglidur® tribo-tape. Made of a tribologically optimised plastic, the tape is an extremely wear, media and temperature resistant surface lining that can be applied to any working surface to improve sliding properties. tribo-tape is available in two materials: the wear resistant iglidur® A160 for temperatures up to 100°C and the  highly wear-resistant iglidur® V400 that withstands upper long-term application temperatures of +200 °C and is extremely resistant to chemicals. 

Available in widths of 120 mm and 500 mm, igus® tribo-tape is only 0.5 mm thick (including adhesive back 0.65 mm), therefore the application space requirement is very low.
To arrange an appointment, please call Paula Matthews on +44 (0)1604 677240 or email at:  or to register for the Offshore Europe event, please visit:

About igus®:

Based in Northampton in the UK, and with global headquarters in Cologne, Germany, igus® is the largest producer of injection moulded polymer bearings and reinforced plastic cable carriers in the world. Product lines include industry-leading e-chain cable carriers, chainflex continuous-flex cables, iglidur® plastic plain bearings, igubal® spherical bearings, drylin® linear bearings and guide systems. The company has 26 subsidiaries across 31 countries and employs more than 2150 people worldwide.

With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and continuous-flex cable since 1989, igus® provides the right solution based on 100,000 products available from stock with between 1,500 and 2,500 new product introductions each year
For more information, please call igus® directly on 01604 677240 or visit the website at:

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For further information, please contact:
Justin Leonard, igus®
Tel: 01604 677240

Rob Dumayne, igus®
Tel: 01604 677240


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