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Wear-reducing piston anti-friction coatings

Piston Anti-Friction Coatings


Improve fuel economy and reduce
piston-and-ring wear and noise

To achieve improved fuel efficiency and engine
performance, choose Molykote anti-friction coatings
(AFCs) from Dow Corning for lubricating pistons and rings.

Molykote anti-friction coatings bond strongly with all
metal surfaces to provide long-term lubricity, lower the
coefficient of friction and improve engine performance to
reduce carbon output.

Combined with a specialized application process, these coatings:

  • Reduce metal-to-metal friction, engine noise, scuffing and wear.
  • Provide reliable lubrication without degradation over time.
  • Help lower emissions and reduce fuel usage through more efficient combustion.

Learn more about Molykote lubricants for powertrain applications.

Get a choice of solutions and processing options
Paint-like products with submicron-sized particles of solid lubricants, Molykote anti-friction coatings are:

  • Applied to pistons and rings by spraying or printing
  • Cured with heat to a dry-film lubricant, strongly bonded with the metal
  • Available in a range of choices for specific operating conditions and engine designs, aluminum-to-aluminum and aluminum-to-cast iron

Get the piston anti-friction coating materials and support you need to increase fuel economy and reduce engine noise and wear.

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    Find the right product for your piston and ring anti-friction coating needs.
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    Get the material properties and performance you require.

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  • See additional powertrain solutions
    In addition to specialty sealants, elastomers and lubricants, we also offer more material options for other powertrain applications.

Solid-film lubricants helped an engine manufacturer increase tap life by 250% and reduce costs and time for frequent tap replacement.

Learn more about the properties and performance advantages of Molykote solid-film lubricants.

View more solutions for powertrain applications

Radiator/intercooler seals
CVJ boots
Engine seals, gaskets
Engine mounts
Muffler hangers, dampers
Turbocharger/intercooler hoses
Coolant/radiator hoses
Powertrain component lubrication
Dry-film corrosion protection
Fuel quick-connect seals
Flexible diaphragms
Vibration & wear control
Other powertrain solutions

Learn more

Improve Efficiency, Smoothness, Durability: Smart Science Drives Powertrain Systems Innovation (1.10 MB PDF)
Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Powertrain Systems – Smart science drives propulsion efficiency innovation (PDF)
Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection Guide (PDF)

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