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Sustainability in Your Bearings & Bushings

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Bunting Bearings

Most businesses today find that sustainability has become an area of concern. Consumers have become more environmentally conscious, which means they expect sustainable practices from the brands they support.

In response, organizations across industry lines are moving to integrate sustainability into the basis of their business strategies. This has led to an increase in the use of sustainably sourced materials and components in the manufacturing sector.

At Bunting Bearings, we appreciate that sustainability helps strengthen our business, but we also understand its importance for our environment as a whole. We prioritize environmentally friendly solutions for our clients to facilitate easier implementation of sustainable strategies.

Sustainability With Bunting Bearings

We provide a wide variety of environmentally friendly products. We maintain stringent internal green practices that help us to prioritize sustainability in our own business, which makes us an ideal partner for customers who are trying to prioritize it in theirs.

Green Policy

We manufacture a complete range of high-performance, environmentally friendly bearing solutions. Our product line is broad to facilitate use in myriad applications and includes a broad range of lead-free and plastic products. Our bearings are always made from highest quality sustainably sourced metals and polymers available.

Bunting Bearings Environmentally Friendly Solutions

Our goal is to ensure that each of our customers has an easy way to integrate sustainability into their next project. We maintain so many regulations and guidelines to ensure environmentally friendly practices in the workplace. We rely on a number of innovative materials and processes to improve the sustainability of our organization and continuously monitor and modify our operation in accordance with sustainable best practices.


Lead Free Bearing

Our cast bronze lead-free bearings are machined from continuous cast C87850 ECO BRONZE. This ensures superior quality and performance without sacrificing uniform bronze structure throughout the bearing. ECO BRONZE bearings offer exceptionally smooth surfaces and minimize the porosity and hard particle inclusions found in many other cast bronze bearings. We often recommend it for applications that require exceptional performance and high uniformity.

Our clients love ECO BRONZE bearings because they’ve been independently tested to prove their superiority to competitive cast lead-free materials. Our ECO BRONZE product line includes:

  • Plain sleeve bearings
  • Flanged bearings
  • Thrust washers
  • Solid bars
  • Cored bars

Engineered Plastic Parts

Engineered Plastic Parts

We offer a wide variety of engineered plastic components in multiple materials. All of our materials comply with EPA standards. Materials commonly used to fabricate plastic components include:

  • Nylon
  • PTFE – virgin and numerous filled variants
  • PTFE composite bearings
  • BU (PTFE lined bi-metallic bearings)
  • Vespel
  • Nylatron

Many of our product lines adhere to guidelines set by the Safe Drinking Water Act, which defines “lead-free” as:

  • A weighted average of 0.25% lead (calculated across wetted surfaces of a pipe, pipe fitting, plumbing fitting, or fixture)
  • A weighted average of 0.2% lead for solder and flux

We offer numerous services and products dependent upon project requirements. Plain sleeve, liner, and flanged bearings are all available upon request. Our team also machines thrust washers and solid bars. Most engineered plastic parts can be customized to suit almost any requirement.

Bunting Bearings: Improving Our Partners’ Sustainability Practices

At Bunting Bearings, we believe that our sustainability efforts offer benefits to our environment and our customers. We work closely with each client to ensure that their many projects integrate sustainable practices without sacrificing success. We regularly serve numerous industrial markets, as well as marine, medical, utility, and oil and gas clients.

If you’d like to learn more about our capabilities or how we can make your next project more sustainable, please contact us today for more information.