The MU trademark identifies a whole range of self-lubricated dry sliding bearings. The MU-316 range consists of stainless steel backing (AISI 316), an intermediate layer of sintered bronze and a modified PTFE lining (without lead). MU-316 is excellent for corrosive environments and use with aggressive chemical agents or pollutants, used in food and chemical industries. The types of bearings available in this range are cylindrical parts, thrust washers, strips and special items made according to customer’s drawing. The range of sliding bearings includes maintenance-free components as well as products for lubricated applications. Products available vary from simple cylindrical or flanged bearings to thrust washers, strips and special parts. Set up in 1986, the group carried out an intensive research programme, which has enabled it to develop the technologies currently adopted on the production lines. The company started the production and wide-scale marketing of its products in 1990.