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Dicronite® dry lubrication is used by the mechanical equipment industry for mechanical applications where reducing friction and heat and improving performance are critical. Vacuum stable, radiation stable, Liquid (LOX) and gaseous oxygen compatible, Dicronite® dry lubrication is widely used as a primary lubricant or co-lubricant. Companies including Timken, New Hampshire Ball Bearing, Halliburton and Tyco use Dicronite® dry lubrication for:

  • Rotating and linear bearings (steel and ceramic)
  • Gears and rotating pump components
  • Fasteners for anti-seize and torque reduction

Technical Specifications
Key to Dicronite® dry lubrication’s wide range of applications are its:

  • Ultra-low coefficient of friction
  • Precision film thickness of 0.5 microns maximum (0.000020 inches)
  • Wide functional temperature span – 188℃ to +538℃ (up to +1316℃ in vacuum)
  • Near ambient temperature (max 35℃) application process

Based on these key values, Dicronite® dry lubrication is proven worldwide for:

  • Friction and wear reduction
  • Anti-seize / anti-galling / anti-fretting
  • Plastic mold release and flow enhancement
  • Co-lubrication enhancement in combination with oils and greases
  • Co-deposit with Ni, Cr, Ti and many other coatings
  • In place of conventional lubricants in high-vacuum/temperature situations

Physical Properties

  • Hardness – 1.0 – 1.5 Moh’s scale.
  • Thickness – 0.000020 inch (0.5 microns) “maximum”
  • Appearance – silver-gray, polished rhodium
  • No binders, adhesives or solvents
  • Cure Time – no cure time required
  • Near ambient temperature application process (20-35℃)
  • Magnetism – non-magnetic
  • Conductive
  • Substrates – bonds to metals, platings, plastics and man-made materials

Functional Properties

  • Coefficient of Friction inclined plane method, against itself
  • Temperature Range:
    • Lubricates from -306℉ to +1000℉ (-188℃ to +538℃) normal atmosphere
    • Lubricates up to +2400℉ (+1316℃) under 10-14 Torr vacuum
  • Chemical Stability – insert and non-toxic
  • Corrosion Resistance – minor delay of corrosion, not corrosion inhibitor, does not induce corrosion
  • As A Substrate – accepts most paints and is compatible with most solvents, fuels, and oils
  • Load Capacity – same as the substrate, to approx. 350,000 psi (approx. 2,450 MPa)
  • LOX Compatibility – insensitive to detonation by or in the presence of liquid and gaseous oxygen
  • Distortion/Stress – will not distort existing surfaces or create additional stresses
  • Biocompatible – USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) Class 6 and ISO-10993 tested, US-FDA approved
  • Very low Outgassing (ASTM-595) Average TML = 0.10-0.13%, Average CVCM=0.00-0.02%
  • Radiation environment stable from low earth orbit (LEO) to a nuclear containment vessel
  • Gamma-ray, ethylene oxide and autoclave sterilization stable
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