Anti-Friction Coatings Explained
Anyone who has fixed industrial equipment knows that lubrication is essential for proper operation. If wet lubricant solutions are not working for your equipment, then it's time to evaluate the Anti-friction Coatings from MOLYKOTE®. These dry-film lubricants simplify the maintenance process & extend operational life for variety of equipment & surface types.
What is an Anti-Friction Coating?
The anti-friction coatings from the MOLYKOTE® family bring a high-performance and versatile solution for the long-term lubrication. These solvent & water borne offerings contain a variety of solid lubricants & additives to reduce friction & protect metal, plastic & elastomer surfaces.
These products are uniformly applied to a surface and then cured to create a dry-film, paint-like coating. This low friction coating offers a range of benefits but may or may not be the right choice depending on the requirements for a particular application. The table below helps break down the benefits & limitations that the MOLYKOTE® AFC family provide.
The final stage in the application process is the curing phase. This allows the carrier solvent to evaporate off the surface, leaving behind a solid & uniform solid lubricants coating. There are several ways to cure these coatings and will vary depending on the diluent, resin & chemical make-up of the specific MOLYKOTE® grade.
Where and Why Use an Anti-Friction Coating?
These dry lubricant solutions from MOLYKOTE® provide several advantages over conventional lubrication.
Advantages of AFCs
Application / Market
- Reduce Friction
- Prevent Stick-Slip Occurence
- Variety of Application Methods
- Good Corrosion Protection
- High Plastic Compatibility
- Low Noise, Vibration & Harshness
- Durable Wear Protection
- Low Temperature Stability
- General Industrial
- Manufacturing Equipment
- Aerospace & Aviation
- Oil & Gas Refining
- Food & Beverage Manufacturing
- Agricultural & Construction
- Exercise Equipment
- Home & Commercial Appliances