Creator of Composite Diamond Coating®

Surface Technology, Inc. is the creator and technical leader of CDC - Composite Diamond Coating®, an exceptionally engineered coating of electroless nickel with fine diamond. The synergy of these materials makes CDC an exceptionally hard and wear resistant coating. CDC conforms to even the most complex geometries and is an excellent replacement for chrome plating. STI makes CDC available via coating services from its production facility as well as chemical products sold directly, through a network of distributors, and by agreement with licensees worldwide.

NiSLIP™ 500

The NiSLIPTM 500 family of solutions includes the greatest variety of electroless nickel PTFE options available, including:

  • NiSLIPTM 515 - Medium phosphorus with a high speed plating rate
  • NiSLIPTM 510 - Medium phosphorus
  • NiSLIPTM 511 - Medium phosphorus
  • NiSLIPTM 520 - High phosphorus
  • NiSLIPTM 521 - High phosphorus
  • These systems provide the following benefits:


    • Self-lubricity/low coefficient of friction
    • Excellent release properties
    • Corrosion resistance
    • Able to be blackened by STI's Sur-Black process
    • Perfect conformity to complex geometries
    • Applicability to many common metals, alloys, ceramics, and plastics.
    • Availability in RoHS versions and free of PFOS and PFOA

    These features reduce sliding wear and sticking problems, and have been utilized widely in the automotive, molding, textile, gear, aerospace, connectors, and assembly industries to name just a few. The The NiSLIP® 500 coatings have even received a positive review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services. Click here for details.

    The NiSLIPTM 500 technology is available from STI:
    • As a coating from STI's production facility onto your parts.
    • In chemical products from STI for customers to use in their own facilities. Click this link for further information on these chemical products - NiSLIP™ 515 Chemical Solutions

    These chemical components are formulated for maximum readability, convenience, and economy; and are backed up by STI's first hand practical knowledge of their operation. May be covered by one or more of the following United States Patens No. 4,997,686, 5,145,517, 5,300,330, 5,863,616, 6,306,466, 7,744,685, and 8,147,601

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