Vespel® CP Product Family

Vespel® CP Product Family

DuPont™ Vespel® CP parts offer an array of fiber or fabric reinforced composites for a range of unique design needs when wear and strength are key.

Composite parts can be found as replacements for  aluminum or titanium in tube clamps. Wear strips are “self-lubricating”.  Typically CP parts are used in aircraft bushings, wear pads, washers, bumpers and seals.


Sheet-molded and reinforced polyimide resin is lightweight yet tough.  CP-0301 is used instead of aluminum or titanium in parts to save weight, reduce wear and friction, or reduce fatigue or vibration. CP-0301 tube clamps are more fatigue-resistant than those using die-cast aluminum.                                                                    

CP-0644, CP-0648 & CP-0650                                                                              

Fabric-reinforced composites can be  stronger than powder-filled compositions.  Lighter-weight than aluminum. Used in bushings and washers for high-temperature, highly oxidative environments and self-lubricating low-friction and wear.


Low-friction, low-wear fabric-reinforced composites that are “self-lubricating” under high loads.

CP-8000, CP-8001 & CP-8002                                                                              

Much like CP-0648, CP-0648 and CP-0650 but based upon fibers wound into a braided tube instead of a fabric.  Fibers align circumferentially with the bushing’s diameter to help better match CTE of the mating components.                                                                

Vespel® CP-9833 & CP-9836             

Fabric-reinforced composites that are lighter weight and dampen- vibration resistant more than traditional ceramic and aluminum for robotic end effector applications.





  • Low Friction Plastic

    Low friction plastic applications developed in collaboration with DuPont experts can help improve durability and performance, reduce maintenance, and can even contribute to reduced use of fossil fuels.

  • Material Handling Systems & Conveyors

  • Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics

    DuPont™ Vespel® parts and shapes and DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resin are high-strength, low-friction mechanical plastics that deliver performance for automotive, consumer, and industrial applications.

  • Vespel® SCP High Temperature Polyimide Parts

  • Vespel® From metal to plastics

    DuPont™ Vespel® parts offer low friction, lightweight and durable metal replacement in automotive transmission applications.

  • DuPont™ Vespel® Product Families

    Vespel® products are made from a variety of materials (polyimides, thermoplastics, composites and chemically-resistant polymers). These products offer a unique combination of physical properties and design flexibility. Parts are available as custom parts, stock shapes, components or assemblies.