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Anti-Friction Coatings Tutorial

Molykote® brand anti-friction coatings are paint-like products that contain submicron-sized particles of solid lubricants dispersed through carefully selected resin blends and solvents.

How anti-friction coatings work

Anti-friction coatings form a slippery film that covers and smoothens surface roughness. This

Spray-applied Molykote® anti-friction coating

optimizes metal-to-metal, metal-to-plastic and plastic-to-plastic friction control, even under extreme loads and working conditions.

Anti-friction coating advantages

  • Dry and clean lubrication, not affected by dust and dirt
  • Durable, long-lasting lubrication
  • Localized lubrication
  • Minimum aging, evaporation, oxidation
  • Good corrosion protection
  • Non-flammable, dry film
  • Controlled film thickness
  • Can often replace galvanizing

Suitability for different coating methods
The effectiveness and service life of anti-friction coatings are greatly affected by the surface pretreatment of components, such as degreasing, phosphating, sandblasting and anodizing. Application methods can vary from spraying to brushing and dipping, depending on the anti-friction coating product.

Testing the suitability of the products for specific application methods is the sole responsibility of the user.

Molykote
brand
Product
CentrifugingPaint/ spraying drumAutomatic dippingAutomatic sprayingBrushingPrintingCoil-coating
D-321Rx-
3402Cxxx
D-3484xxx
3400A Lead Freexx
106xxxx
7409xxx
7620xx
7400xx
D 106xxxx
PTFE-N UVx
D-708xxx
D-96xxx
7405xxx
D 10xx
D 88xx
 
▲ = excellentx = good☼ = limited
 

Use anti-friction coatings on inaccessible parts to prevent corrosion and provide long-term lubrication reliability.

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Powertrain Lubrication
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Electrical/Electronics Lubrication

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