from Chemours are extremely stable, PTFE based, dry film lubricants. The low coefficient of friction provided by DryFilm makes it particularly well suited for applications where smooth, repeated movement is essential but a traditional grease or lube is too messy. This combination of lubricity and clean application makes DryFilm the ideal dry lubricant for use in automotive assembly and for reducing squeak, buzz, and rattle in automotive interiors.
Automotive Assembly Aid
Automotive assembly is a highly complex process with many fully automated steps. Excessive friction can be troublesome in many of these steps and can cause damage to equipment and delay in production. To overcome this friction, lubricants are often used as assembly aids to allow for components to more easily slide together. In order to be effective as an assembly aid, a lubricant must be compatible with the components it is applied to, be easily applied with robotic spraying equipment, not adversely affect performance after assembly, and resist flaking off or transferring during shipping and handling. DryFilm RA/IPA
checks all of the boxes for being an outstanding automotive assembly aid. The exceptional lubricity provided by DryFilm RA/IPA
allows for smooth, easy assembly of metal, elastomer, and plastic components. In addition, once cured DryFilm RA/IPA
will not migrate or transfer from the substrates surface. It comes conveniently dispersed in isopropyl alcohol and can be diluted and applied to automotive components via robotic spraying equipment.
Buzzing, squeaking, and rattling noises in the cabin are often caused by vibration of plastic clips that hold instrument panels together. The noise harshness gets worse as these clips experience heat expansion. Application of a DryFilm Dispersion to the clips prior to assembly reduces the amount of noise produced from vibration and increases the longevity of the vehicle. Additionally DryFilm Dispersions can be used to lubricate moving parts where maintaining appearance is a concern. Unlike messy and dark colored oils and greases, DryFilm Dispersions go on and dry clear and will not transfer from the surface. This makes them perfect for lubricating parts in car interiors where cosmetic appearance is of utmost importance.