CSM’s expansion into the PTFE market is driven by our mission to be an innovator of value-added ride control assemblies. With the introduction of our PTFE materials, Clarion Sintered Metals is now the leader of the automotive ride control segment providing complete rod guide assemblies (powdered metal rod guide + bushing + PTFE slip ring) and banded pistons (powdered metal piston + PTFE band). Our ability to supply both the powdered metal and PTFE components shortens manufacturing leadtime, reduces inventory and improves quality.
Our materials have been tested under the harshest conditions and approved to the most stringent of customer quality standards. They exceed all requirements for sealing, durability, endurance, wear and friction, assuring you of the highest levels of quality and performance.
Our PTFE products are approved for use by several of the largest OEMs in North America whose applications include, but are not limited to:
Automotive Ride Control
- Banded Pistons
- Rod Guide Slip Rings
- Piston Seals
- Slide Seals
- Rod Guide Seals
- Ring Seals
Automotive and Household Air Conditioning
- Ring Seals
Depending on your application, Clarion Sintered Metals can develop a material formulation for your individual needs. If you require a low coefficient of friction, high wear resistance, or thermal and chemical resistance in demanding environments, ingredients such as graphite, glass, bronze, or carbon fiber can be added to match our material to your specific design requirements.