Scan-Pac Manufacturing

Flexible Molded

Scan-Pac 230AF and 232AF flexible molded sheeter linings are recommended for light to medium duty clutch and brake applications. Green Gripper Aramid (GGA) has a high aramid content, which allows it to be used for demanding tensioning applications. It contains no metal, giving it low abrasion. GGA is flexible when uncured, and rigid when cured.

Coefficients of friction: 0.27 to 0.48
Typical applications: Industrial clutches and brakes, unwind and rewind stands, tensioning units

Flexible Woven

Scan-Pac’s woven friction materials are flexible and available in a variety of widths and thicknesses. These non-asbestos materials offer a consistent high friction level and good wear rate. Green Gripper Woven (GGW) is a versatile material for heavy-duty industrial applications. Gemini Woven is a more affordable option that doesn’t sacrifice performance.

Coefficients of friction: 0.50 to 0.51
Typical applications: Industrial brakes and clutches, winches, elevators, commercial fishing boats


Gatke is a phenolic material from Scan-Pac formulated with high-strength fabrics and long-lasting resins. Gatke bearings are lightweight and offer long wear life. They withstand the most demanding applications and are available in a variety of shapes.

Coefficients of friction: 0.2 to 0.5 Static; 0.1 to 0.3 Dynamic
Typical applications: Steel and aluminum rolling mills, paper and pulp mills, marine winches, railroad and commuter rail

Rigid Molded

Scan-Pac offers a wide variety of rigid molded friction materials. Scan-Pac offers flat sheets, molded brake blocks, and custom molded parts. Between the RF and Gemini series, the Rowland Company can help identify a rigid molded material to fit your needs. All Scan-Pac materials are asbestos-free.

Coefficients of friction: 0.11 to 0.63
Typical applications: Industrial brakes, punch presses, PTO’s, overhead cranes


Scan-Pac sintered friction products are designed to operate in applications where high energy dynamic stopping produces extreme heat. Good thermal conductivity is achieved with high concentrations of metallic fibers. Custom shapes, sizes, and formulations are available to best suit your application.

Coefficients of friction: 0.39
Typical applications: Agricultural machinery, construction machinery, aircraft