MacDermid Electroless Nickel PTFE Composite Provides Uniform Particle Distribution

Originally titled 'Electroless Nickel PTFE Composite Provides Uniform Particle Distribution'

MacDermid’s NiKlad ICE Ultra is designed to combine the hardness and uniformity of electroless nickel deposits with the lubricity and anti-stick properties of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).

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MacDermid’s NiKlad ICE Ultra is designed to combine the hardness and uniformity of electroless nickel deposits with the lubricity and anti-stick properties of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The process produces a composite of electroless nickel phosphorus and occluded sub-micron particles of PTFE, making it suited for applications where low friction and release properties are required.
 
According to the company, NiKlad ICE Ultra provides a uniform distribution of PTFE particles throughout the plated layer, which maximizes the performance of the coating in wear applications. Deposits contain from 1 to 12 percent by weight incorporated PTFE (3 to 36 percent by volume). The composite is PFOS and PFOA free, and RoHS, ELV and WEEE compliant.