Low Friction / Release Coatings
Countless applications in virtually every industry require surfaces with low friction, lubricity, and/or enhanced release properties. As such, Surface Technology, Inc. has developed a number of solutions to satisfy the unique requirements of any given application.
Electroless nickel-PTFE composite coatings (such as NiSLIP™ 510 and 520) are used world wide in such applications. STI pioneered this technology, and STI is the technical/patent force behind Electroless nickel-PTFE worldwide via sales and license arrangements. The benefits of the synergy between electroless nickel and PTFE are well known. In addition, STI has also developed the NiSLIP™ 25 technology to surpass electroless nickel-PTFE in certain key characteristics. The NiSLIP™ 25 composite incorporates hexagonal boron nitride into electroless nickel to yield a number of critical benefits over electroless nickel-PTFE in regards to both the coating and the plating process: