Detailed Product Description:
Dicronite® was originally developed in the sixties for aerospace
applications as a dry lubricant where it would be exposed to deep
vacuum or liquid oxygen. It is referred to as a modified tungsten
disulfide coating and exhibits several desirable dry lubricant properties.
Dicronite coating is a thin, uniform, chemically inert , non-toxic,
coating with high lubricity. It is non-magnetic, contains no organic
binders, solvents, or adhesives and has high load capacity.
It is intimately attached to the substrate using molecular bonds
and acts like a permanent mold release. It will not rub off or transfer.
- Vacuum equipment wear surfaces
- Mold release in plastics industry
- Actuators, bearings & bushings in aircraft industry
- Composition: Modified Tungsten Disulfide, lamellar
- Hardness: Defined by substrate hardness
- Appearance: Silver gray on application—rhodium when burnished
- Molecular weight: 248.02
- Density: 7.4 grams/cc
- Coating thickness: 0.5 microns (20 microinches)
- Coefficient of friction: 0.03
- Service temperature range: -300°F to 1,000°F (to over 2,400°F in vacuum)
- Chemical resistance: Chemically inert
- Application temperature: Ambient
- Load capacity: 350,000 psi
- Substrate materials: all metals, most plastics, glass, porcelain, fiberglass
- Adhesion: mechanical/molecular interlock
Specification & Certifications:
- Conforms to MIL Spec DOD-L-85645A, Type 1
- Aerojet General AGC-46793
- Jet Propulsion Labs, FS 516025 Rev A
- Lockheed LPS-040-0160/NAS
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