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Electroless Nickel with Teflon

One of the Cadillac coatings offered by Progress For Industry, Inc. is Lubricoat, an Electroless Nickel with Teflon plating selection. This chemical makeup of nickel, phosphorous, Teflon and lubricity inducing polymers, aid in the release of plastic from the mold component making it a favorite in the molding industry. Also, because of the presence of phosphorous and nickel, this industrial plating is excellent for corrosion protection. Electroless Nickel Teflon has a low coefficient of friction and a breakdown temperature of 650°F.

Lubricoat Coated Parts

Specs and Attributes

  • Co deposit of both nickel and Teflon
  • Excellent for release
  • Selective plating can be achieved
  • Uniformity in plating
  • Excellent for corrosion protection
  • All plating can be chemically removed
  • Plating thickness ranges from .000025 to .003. Optimum is .0003
  • Used on silicone rubber and plastic molds as well as automotive parts, gears and textile equipment
  • Hardness is 48-52 Rockwell and heat treatable to nearly 65
  • Lubricoat can be plated on almost all tool steels, aluminum, copper, beryllium and brass
  • Coefficient of friction approximately .08

Chemical Bath Makeup

Nickel – 64-72%
Phosphorous – 9-10%
Teflon – 18-24%
Lubricity-inducing Polymers – 1-2%

*Teflon is a registered trademark of Dupont