Due to the homogenous distribution of auto catalytical nickel and PTFE, Nicklon coating provides a continual renewal of PTFE as the surface sustains normal wear. 24% of the plated surface is made up of PTFE, giving it a low co-efficient of friction and producing excellent lubristic characteristics.
Benefits of Nicklon:
Autocatalyic Nickel & PTFE Creates an excellent release condition. NICKLON autocatalytic application ensures a uniform application in complex details.
Extends life through its high corrosion resistant characteristics.
Especially helpful for thin-wall molds, such as in cellular-phone housings.
NICKLON will mimic the finish of the base material.
Ideal Nicklon Mold Applications
Nicklon aids in release and corrosion protection and enhances resin flow by 4-8%. Experience has proven this coating to be invaluable in many applications. NICKLON self-lubricating properties work well in grease-free conditions. This normally eliminates the need for release sprays.
Co-efficient of friction:
Dry 0.2 or less
Wet 0.1 or less
Surface finish, RA:
0.5 micrometers or better
Nickel: 80-93% by weight
Phosphorus: 9-11% by weight
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) 8-9% by weight
(22-24% by volume)
6.5 to 7.5 g/cm3
Low load/Moderate speed
Moderate load/Low speed
Taber Abraser wear:
(1,000 cycles, CS-10 wheel, 1000 g. load)
As plated 16 mg
Heat treated, 480°F (250c), 6 hours 12 mg
- ASTM B-117.
- 0.5 mil, 650 hours.
- 1.0 mil, 1,000 hours.