PTFE (Teflon®) is an
excellent coating to provide low friction values on parts,
especially where two parts are sliding together. It is
especially useful on tools, molds, dies, cylinders, gun parts,
bearings etc. and provides self lubricating properties to the
parts it is applied to.
Our PTFE Electroless
Nickel system plates a mid-phosphorous nickel plating, with
20-25% PTFE deposits, and plates, in many cases, twice as fast
as conventional EN/PTFE processes.
The coating is not
effective for corrosion resistance, so where corrosion
resistance and lubricity are desired, plate the part first with
EN system, then plate with the PTFE system.
The system is easy to
operate, requiring no complex chemistry knowledge, expensive
pumps, or filtration.
agitation is recommended during the plating cycle to keep the
PTFE particles mixed. Manual movement of the part in the bath
would be sufficient, or the more enterprising user could
construct a simple mechanical mixer.
Simply mix the
chemicals in the supplied tank, add the PTFE dispersion and heat
to 190 deg F on a stove top or hot plate. Immerse your cleaned
part into the solution and plate.
The system plates at
a rate of 0.2-0.4 thou per hour.
- Phosphorus Content - 7-9%
- Hardness - 38 Rockwell / 54
Rockwell if heat treated at 750F for 1 hour
- Coefficient of Friction - 0.1
Area Of Parts Each Kit Can Plate:
* Maximum Load: The area of parts
that each bath will plate at once.
Using our simple credit system,
the replenishment chemicals are added without requiring
complicated titration or chemistry procedures.
Due to the PTFE particles in the
mixture, the bath will have to be disposed of and made new after
approx 5 replenishments. The kits contains enough chemicals for