DryFilm Dispersions

Overview

Chemours DryFilm dispersions are used as dry film lubricants, release agents, and additives that improve lubricity and prevent the onset of fouling to coating formulations. DryFilm consists of white waxy particles of polytetrafluoroethylene dispersed in liquid that cures into a dry film lubricant with a low coefficient of friction. DryFilm is available in grades dispersed in water, isopropanol, or HFC 43-10 solvent. They are outstanding dry alternatives to lubricants like greases and oils where long-term friction reduction and lubrication, clean adherence to components, or cosmetic appearance is a top priority.

Common surfaces that DryFilm is applied to include metals, plastics, and rubber. It is applied to surfaces in a variety of methods, including dipping, wiping, brushing, or spraying. When applied to a surface, DryFilm forms a thin coating film with outstanding lubricity and thermal stability over a wide range of temperatures. DryFilm dispersions are non-flammable, chemically inert, non-staining, and resistant to corrosive chemicals.

As a release agent, DryFilm is commonly used in processes involving rubber and plastic part molds. Due to its chemical inertness, it is virtually unaffected by the mold or the material being molded. This allows release even with the most difficult materials.

When used as a dry film lubricant, DryFilm provides lasting lubrication for many applications that require smooth, repeated movements. DryFilm coatings will also provide abrasion resistance to lubricated parts, extending wear life.

DryFilm can also be added to liquid and semisolid formulations to enhance lubricant properties, promote thickening, and slow fouling. This makes it useful in coating applications such as paints, paper coatings, printing inks, waxes, and polishes for metals. View additional information and available DryFilm grades below.

Problems Solved

Defects to molded parts caused by insufficient mold release Expense associated with reapplication of mold release agents Attraction of dirt and debris to wet lubricants Transfer of mold release agent to molded part Excessive friction on metal surfaces Squeaking and buzzing associated with friction Wear and tear of mechanical parts caused by friction

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DryFilm 2000/IPA Dispersion container
DryFilm 2000/IPA Dispersion is a highly stable dry lubricant based on PTFE that is used in blade coating and grease thickening applications
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DryFilm RA-IPA Dispersion container
DryFilm RA-IPA is a dispersion of PTFE at 25% solids in IPA and is commonly used as a dry lubricant, mold release agent, and coating additive.
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DryFilm RA-W Dispersion container
DryFilm RA-W is a water based dispersion of PTFE that is used as a dry lubricant and mold release in applications requiring low VOC emissions.
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DryFilm RA Dispersion container
DryFilm RA is a dispersion of PTFE in a hydrofluorocarbon solvent. It is used as a dry lubricant for applications that require smooth repeated motions.
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Chemours™ DryFilm products are used as dry lubricants to reduce the friction between metal to metal, metal to plastic, and plastic to metal connections.