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An introduction to low friction coating

October 2022

An introduction to low friction coating

Low friction coatings provide dry film lubrication where liquid lubricants could fail or are simply impractical. Suitable for a variety of substrates including most metals, plastic and ceramic they provide low coefficient of friction to mating surfaces reducing wear, galling, and heat generation on components that can cause increased running and maintenance costs, machine downtime and operational limitations.


What is Halar coating?

June 2022

What is Halar® Coating?

Halar® is the brand name for ECTFE or Ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene, a partially fluorinated semi-crystalline polymer developed for chemical resistance and introduced in 1970.

 

What is Sol-Gel coating?

May 2022

What is Sol-Gel coating?

 

Sol-Gel, (otherwise known as Ceramic) materials are formed from small inorganic particles suspended in solution that gel together to form an inorganic matrix.

Sol-Gel technology was first introduced around 20 years ago, these non-stick ceramic coatings come in several proprietary blends, and can vary slightly, but they’re all inorganic. Generally mineral based, no carbon is used in the processing.

 

COVID-19 Communication

March 2020

We are paying full attention to the current worldwide situation surrounding COVID-19. Our hope is that our employees, customers, suppliers and their families are looking after their health, and taking all precautions to minimise the impact.


Advanced Engineering 2018

August 2018

Advanced Engineering is the UK's largest showcase on the latest advances in engineering, converging innovations, latest developments and vital information driving efficiency and profitability to enable UK manufacturers to compete and grow in an ever competitive global market.


What is ECTFE Coating?

September 2017

What is ECTFE Coating?

ECTFE (Etheylene chlorotrifluoroethylene)  is a partially fluorinated semi-crystalline polymer developed predominantly for chemical resistance applications...


What is PFA Coating?

September 2017

What is PFA Coating?

PFA – perfluoroalkoxy - is a co-polymer product of PTFE. The key advantage of PFA is its melt processability. This means that when cured, the constituents flow into one another, therefore the level of porosity at the surface of the cured coating is significantly reduced.


What is PTFE Coating?

September 2017

What is PTFE coating?

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene), the original fluoropolymer, is a tough yet flexible, material with great electrically insulating properties and excellent resistance to chemicals; it has one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any solid. PTFE coating is also referred to as Xylan® or Teflon®...