DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Menatek Defense Technologies today announced that they have entered into an agreement related to the global bearing market. This collaboration between the two companies involves NAZ Bearings®, an innovative bearing that is self-lubricating and maintenance-free.

This collaboration leverages DuPont’s ability to deliver tailor-made material solutions for wear and friction resistance, reliability in extreme conditions and lightweighting, and Menatek’s design and manufacturing capabilities, resulting in a superior bearing capable of delivering ultra-high performance under heavy static and dynamic loads. ‘Self-lubricating bearings’ is one of the challenges conquered by the Menatek group in collaboration with DuPont through a bearing liner technology that eliminates maintenance and significantly extends bearing lifetime.

“This collaboration will bolster our leadership position in the industry and enable us to deliver greater value to our customers globally,” said Bora Kılıç, DuPont EMEA Regional Business director MOLYKOTE® & Vespel®.

“This collaboration between the two companies will elevate customer satisfaction to the highest level by bringing together the latest technologies and best practices in the global bearing industry,” said Naz Ünal, Chief Strategy Officer at Menatek Defense Technologies. “Because NAZ Bearings® are simply the most durable self-lubricating spherical bearings in its field.”

This agreement enables both companies to provide a broad product range for users in the defence industry, as well as for those in aerospace, high-speed train, tram, metro, wind turbine, and industrial platforms. Through collaborative R&D and strategic marketing efforts, both companies will continue to enable next-generation bearing technologies for customers.

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