Seals and Bearings

Carbon materials

What are Morgan Carbon materials?

Self-lubricating and extreme high-temperature tolerances, approximately 20 unique recipes and over 200 possible material combinations - carbon materials are the most diverse material family in the Seals & Bearings portfolio. Our material expertise makes us the industry leader in the production of tight-tolerance carbon/graphite components for a diverse range of market applications.

  • Self-lubricating
  • Chemical compatibility
  • High-temperature tolerances
  • Thermal shock resistance

Carbon material families

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Carbon Graphite

  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Oxidation resistant
  • Dimensionally stable


  • Wide temperature tolerance
  • Chemically inert
  • Superior durability

Resin Bonded Graphite

  • Approved for food and beverage applications 
  • Temperatures up to 200°C
  • Mechanically strong.

Carbon material impregnation and enhancements

Carbon materials are intrinsically porous. Impregnation of various other materials make the material impervious, enhancing overall characteristics and customising materials for specific applications. Below is an overview of the main carbon impregnation type. Contact us today to discuss how these properties could be beneficial for your application.

Impregnation type Field of use
Thermoset Resins

General duty up to 260ºC

Water, coolants, fuels, oils, mild chemical solutions, food contacting and pharma


Highly corrosive environments


High duty applications

Antimony – steam, light hydrocarbons

Copper – high-pressure services

Morgan carbon graphite materials food contacting approvals

Morgan Seals & Bearings Carbon Graphite Materials are approved for contact with food, beverage and drinking water applications by the following organisations. Please contact our materials experts for more information.

  • FDA
  • WRAS

Contact us for a grade recommendation best-suited to your application and for our most up-to-date datasheets.