Carbodeon NanoDiamond coatings can reportedly reduce sliding parts wear by as much as 85%.
Carbodeon NanoDiamond coatings can reportedly reduce sliding parts wear by as much as 85%.

Nanodiamond material specialist Carbodeon and metal finishing specialist CCT Plating of Germany have developed an electroless nickel, PTFE and nanodiamond composite coating.

 Electroless nickel-PTFE (EN-PTFE) coatings provide improved anti-adhesive and low friction properties but are traditionally soft and wear quickly in abrasive conditions, the companies say. By adding NanoDiamond particles to the EN-PTFE coating, Carbodeon has been able to improve the abrasive wear resistance of these coatings without compromising the sliding or release properties.  

Suitable applications for the coating include automotive components including engine parts, chassis parts and body mechanisms, plastics forming moulds including complex structures, moving cores and slides, military applications requiring hard wearing and lubricant-free operations;and printing and textile production equipment and machinery.

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