NuSil Technology Adds New Silicone Coating with Low Coefficient of Friction

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A curable silicone coating promotes ease of cleaning and decreases tack

Low CoF Coating

One-part, RTV Low Coefficient of Friction Coating.

“For ease of cleaning, R-1182 can be applied to prevent the accumulation of Foreign Object Debris (FOD)” said Brian Burkitt, Product Director – Engineering Materials.

NuSil Technology LLC (http://www.nusil.com), a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for engineering industries, announces the release of R-1182, a one-part, acetoxy-cured, low-coefficient-of-friction silicone coating.

R-1182 is dispersed in Tert-Butyl Acetate, a non-volatile, organic component solvent. This smooth coating is curable at room temperature and, once cured, chemically bonds to the silicone elastomer substrate, mimicking its mechanical properties. The result is a smooth and durable, yet flexible, non-blocking coating that resists abrasion, static friction and friction from moving, sliding and rubbing parts.

R-1182 decreases the coefficient of friction of a cured silicone surface by an average of 85 percent as compared to a non-coated silicone surface, and has an average contact angle of 106 degrees.

“In a cured state, silicone has a naturally tacky surface that tends to pick up dust, dirt and grime,” said Brian Burkitt, Product Director – Engineering Materials. “For ease of cleaning, R-1182 can be applied to prevent the accumulation of Foreign Object Debris (FOD).”

R-1182 can be used for applications in which silicones come in contact with each other or other surfaces, such as precision molded parts, molded rubber stoppers, O-rings, gaskets, accordions or cables/cable coatings.

For more information on NuSil’s silicones for engineering applications, call 805-684-8780 or visit http://www.nusil.com/products/engineering/index.aspx.

About NuSil Silicone Technology
NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and other applications requiring precise, predictable materials performance. ISO 9001-certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at http://www.nusil.com.

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