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Dow Corning Launches Silver-metallic Color for Molykote® D-709 Anti-friction Coating

Published on 2016-08-03. Author : SpecialChem

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Dow Corning, one of the global leaders in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, as well as specialty lubricants – has launched a new silver-metallic color for a proven Molykote® brand anti-friction coating (AFC) to enhance design options for reducing friction, noise and wear on various automotive components.


Appealing Silvery Metallic Finish for Design Components


New silver-colored Molykote® D-709 Anti-Friction Coating offers the same high-performance dry-film lubrication advantages as glossy black Molykote® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating, which is proven effective in such applications as brake pad clips, springs and pins. With an appealing silvery metallic finish, Molykote® D-709 Anti-Friction Coating can add aesthetically pleasing lubrication for more-visible design components, such as door sliding or locking mechanisms and seating system parts.

Both Molykote® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating and Molykote® D-709 Anti-Friction Coating can provide a low coefficient of friction on metal parts to reduce noise and wear between metal-to-metal and metal-to-plastic surfaces. They can contribute to lightweighting for added efficiency by eliminating the need for heavier greases and allowing the use of more plastics. Dry-film AFC technology is helping Dow Corning underscore how Smart Science Drives Mobility Innovation™.
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In typical automotive applications, Molykote® D-708
Anti-Friction Coating (glossy black) and Molykote® D-709
Anti-Friction Coating (silvery metallic) will not
attract dust or dirt

“Unlike conventional ‘wet’ oils and greases, these Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions provide a clean, dry boundary lubrication film to optimize surface friction and wear control, reduce noise and roughness for added comfort and smoother operation, and aid lightweighting efforts,” said Marjorie Dwane, Dow Corning’s automotive Smart Lubrication global manager. “Collaboration led to the development of Molykote® D-708 AFC for reducing noise and roughness on brake pad clips, and customer requests for a silver-colored option with the same performance and clean processing characteristics for selected applications spurred the development of Molykote® D-709 AFC.”

Each of these Molykote anti-friction coatings is formulated with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) solid lubricants in a solvent carrier and resin binder system. Properly applied to pretreated parts with various coating methods, these AFCs provide a clean, dry, slippery film as the lubricating solids fill in surface asperities and smooth roughness. Processing is cleaner with less dust and potential contamination. Precise thicknesses can be applied to meet application requirements.

In typical automotive applications, Molykote® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating (glossy black) and Molykote® D-709 Anti-Friction Coating (silvery metallic) will not attract dust or dirt and will remain effective when exposed to such contaminants. They also will resist moisture and are not subject to water washout. They can maintain durable, long-lasting lubricity without aging, evaporation or oxidation. They can outperform conventional lubricants under various loads, at slow speeds and over a much wider service-temperature range.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. One of the global leaders in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services through the Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning's global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.

Source: Dow Corning
 

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