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Low Friction Coatings

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Low friction coatings provide improved performance and service life while eliminating the need for wet lubricants in
operating environments that require resistance to heat, chemicals, or clean room conditions.Micro Surface Corporation
provides low friction coatings such as Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) for when close tolerances, high heat, and clean room
environments must be maintained and MoS2 (Molybdenum Disulfide) for a where "wear in" is necessary and a thicker
coating is desirable. Our Nicklon (Nickel Teflon) and Nicklon Plus (Nickel Teflon Plus) coatings provide both lower friction
and high corrosion resistance which makes it an excellent coating for rubber injection molds. Additionally, fortified Teflon®
and Xylan® address the low friction requirements of engine components, compressors, pumps, and actuation devices.

Lubricity or lubrication's objective is to reduce friction between two mating surfaces to extend the wear life of the
components. If the objective is to have a wear in period for the parts to size together then a thicker coating solution is
required. If the application is an item with close tolerances or preload factors such as a bearing, then a very thin coating
would be best to reduce friction. Be it a brewery, pharmaceutical manufacturing, or food processing industry, the low friction
coatings applied by Micro Surface solve the problems they all face.

Although adding a low friction coating adds an additional initial expense to the cost of a component, the long term benefits
that are realized far outweigh this by reducing energy consumption which saves money and fuel or battery power and also
allowing production to continue for an extended period.

Low Friction Coatings Specifications:

Low Friction Coating
Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Coefficient of Friction 0.035

Thickness (in.) 0.00004"

Cure Temperature Ambient

Operating Temperature 1,200°F

Nicklon (Nickel Teflon®) (nicklon.php)

Coefficient of Friction 0.065

Thickness (in.) 0.0002" - 0.002"

Cure Temperature 200°F

Operating Temperature 500°F

Nicklon Plus (Nickel Teflon® Plus) (nicklon_plus.php) 1/6
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Coefficient of Friction 0.065

Thickness (in.) 0.0002 - 0.002"

Cure Temperature 750°F

Operating Temperature 500°F

Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) (sandstrom_drylubes.php)

Coefficient of Friction 0.07

Thickness (in.) 0.0005"

Cure Temperature Ambient to 400°F

Operating Temperature 500°F

Teflon® (teflon-ptfe-coating.php)

Coefficient of Friction 0.08

Thickness (in.) 0.0006" - 0.0010"

Cure Temperature 350°F - 715°F

Operating Temperature 500°F

Xylan® (xylan.php)

Coefficient of Friction 0.08

Thickness (in.) 0.0006" - 0.0010"

Cure Temperature 350°F - 715°F

Operating Temperature 500°F

Coatings to Improve Fuel and Engine Efficiency in Automobiles

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a third of an automobiles fuel or electric energy consumption is spent
overcoming friction which has a direct impact on emissions and miles per gallon (MPG) or Miles per gasoline equivalent
(MPGe). However, by coating components of a car with a coating like Tungsten Disulfide WS2
(ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php), it is possible to reduce the friction on the rubbing and turning of various mechanical parts in
the engine, transmission, and exhaust systems such as gears, bearings, pistons, and shafts and as a result improve fuel or
energy consumption and emissions and lower CO2 emissions.

Automobile Energy Consumption Breakdown

Energy Output Energy Consumed %

Exhaust 33%

Cooling 29%

Mechanical Power

Engine 11.5%

Transmission 5%

Rolling Resistance 11.5% 2/6
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Energy Output Energy Consumed %

Brakes 5%

Air Drag 5%

Low Friction Coating Selection Guide

In addition to reducing friction, is corrosion protection also required?
No: MSC recommends Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)
If a very thin coating is required MSC recommends Tungsten Disulfide (WS2)
(ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php) applied over hard chrome which can be as thin as 0.0001".
MSC recommends Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) (sandstrom_drylubes.php) for when a thicker
coating may be used.
Is reduced friction needed with strong corrosion protection?
MSC recommends Teflon® (teflon-ptfe-coating.php) or Nicklon Plus (Nickel Teflon® Plus) (nicklon_plus.php).
Will there be heavy loads under pressure?
For loads under pressure MSC recommends Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php) which
can withstand 100,000 psi or thick Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) (sandstrom_drylubes.php)
Is a surface RA finish of less than 15 required?
MSC recommends Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) is a low friction dry lubricant coating that improves performance and service life better than other
dry lubricants by reducing friction, improving mold release, and solving problems of excessive wear, seizing, galling and
fretting. It was originally developed to eliminate galling of SS on Aluminum, steel on steel or aluminum on aluminum and
can take high loads and pressures and can be applied to DLCs.
Nicklon (Nickel Teflon®) (nicklon.php) 3/6
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Nicklon is a homogeneous distribution of autocatalytic nickel and PTFE, there is a continual renewal of PTFE as the
component surface sustains normal wear.
Nicklon Plus (Nickel Teflon® Plus) (nicklon_plus.php)
Nicklon Plus takes the original Nicklon coating a step further by adding an additional low friction top coat that makes the
coating harder.
Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) (sandstrom_drylubes.php)
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is a dry film lubricant that prevents corrosion, galling, seizing and fretting to extend wear life
when operating at temperatures between -350°F and +500°F.
Teflon® (teflon-ptfe-coating.php)
Teflon® PTFE non-stick coatings have a low coefficient of friction and temperature resistance up to 500°F. They also offer
good abrasion and chemical resistance and can be applied to aluminum, carbon steel and stainless steel.
Xylan® (xylan.php)
Xylan is a dry film lubricant that is used on a number of surfaces to reduce friction even at high loads, prevent wear and
galling, and provide additional lubrication. It is availible in a number of different formulations to best perform with the
component requirement.

List of components where friction causes problems and the low friction coating
that works best to reduce it.
Component with Friction Problem Recommended Low Friction Coating

ABS rings Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Rotors Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Bearings Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Blowers Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Cam rings Xylan 1331 (xylan.php)

Connecting rods Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Exhaust systems Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Fan drives Xylan 1014 (xylan.php)

Fasteners Xylan 1424 (xylan.php)

Injector-pump cam rings Xylan 1331 (xylan.php)

Lock mechanisms Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Noise reduction Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Piston rings Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Seat-belt clips Xylan 1052 (xylan.php)

Seat tracks Xylan 1014 (xylan.php)

Sleeve bearings Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Turbocharger parts Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Valves Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Air Cylinder Pistons MoS2 (sandstrom_drylubes.php)

Hinges Xylan 1010 (xylan.php) 4/6
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Component with Friction Problem Recommended Low Friction Coating

Sliding Bearings Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Actuators Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Ball Valves Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Cams Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Chutes Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Carburetor Shafts Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Carburetor Throats Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Fan Blades Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Gears Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Guides Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Platens Xylan 1010 (xylan.php)

Pistons Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Pneumatic Components Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Shafts Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Automotive Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Aerospace Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Defense Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Plastic Tooling Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Release for Plastic Molding Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Bearing Dry Lubication Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Industrial Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Industrial Corrosion Nicklon (nicklon.php)

Long Wear Life for Automotive & Defense Department/Military Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) (ws2_tungsten_disulfide.php)

Components that require additional Corrosion Protection MoS2 (sandstrom_drylubes.php)

Components that require additional Chemical Resistance MoS2 (sandstrom_drylubes.php)

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