Coating with our high-performance materials gives the components the low wear and excellent sliding properties of iglidur materials.iglidur® coatings are a tribologically-optimized polymer in powder form, which can be applied to metallic surfaces via a process known as "powder-coating". From highly stressed valves, pistons and guide plates in material handling up to slewing ring ball bearings in furniture technology. In short: iglidur coating is interesting wherever no classic shaft/bearing combination is possible.
We coat your component with our iglidur polymer coating powder.
We will send the coated component back to you with improved coefficient of friction.
We will send you the coating powder.
You can coat your component and thus obtain improved friction coefficients.
Like all igus products, the iglidur coating materials were subjected to extensive tests in our test laboratory. This ensures that they deliver their promise in practice:
For this application, springs were coated with an iglidur coating material and used to guide window blinds. The manufacturer was faced with the problem that lubricants did not last over the entire service life of the blinds. So he tested springs with an iglidur IC-02 coating. Although the springs touched the aluminium housing in the test, the coated spring survived the housing. In addition, there was no noise generation by the springs in the test. Thanks to the coating, the use of grease can now be completely eliminated.
Until now, wear pads made of aluminium and a POM material have been used in this application to prevent the wear of two metal components. Now this customer relies on wear pads coated with iglidur IC-02 high-performance polymers. To ensure that the coated plates withstand the extreme environmental conditions, they have been tested in practice with sand, water and high and low temperatures. The result: the ambient conditions are no problem and the metal components do not wear out.
Our customer, a manufacturer of office chairs, used to use components made of a POM material for the armrests. Since the friction of this material was too high, he decided on an alternative from igus: Moulded aluminium linear guides combined with sliding elements made of iglidur J massively reduced the friction. The customer used to coat the aluminium channels with a clear PTFE colour, which was both expensive and required a long handling time. So he tested our IC-02 coating powder, which additionally reduced friction and was also more cost effective. The manufacturing process has thus taken a step forward: the components are now coated directly with IC-02 and no subsequent painting is required. The same contractor coats the inside with IC-02 and then paints the outside for a better look.
iglidur® coating is a tribologically optimised polymer in powder form, which can be applied to metallic surfaces by powder coating. Like all iglidur® materials, iglidur® coating powders are tribologically optimised and thus offer excellent friction and wear values. This allows you to protect even heavily used surfaces from wear and tear - without using any additional components.
The various iglidur® coatings have been optimised for the most diverse applications. They differ mainly in their temperature resistance, their sliding or wear properties and their colour. The exact material data can be found in our material data sheets.
We subject our iglidur® plain bearing and coating materials to more than 10,000 different application-oriented tests annually to analyse the wear behaviour in the most diverse application scenarios. This enables us to select the optimum and most cost-effective material for your application and to provide you with comprehensive assistance necessary for your project.
Our overhead conveyors allow component sizes up to 3 x 1 x 1 metre. Small components are coated in accordingly efficient small systems. We will be happy to assist you and offer you the most cost-effective machining method.
Yes, we will carefully mask off the areas that need not be coated according to your specifications. For larger quantities, we manufacture appropriate devices that reduce process costs to a minimum.
The iglidur® gliding layer coating can be applied with a thickness of approx. 60-120 µm. Different coating thicknesses may also be possible depending on the material and surface quality of the parts to be coated.
Subsequent processing of the coating is basically possible.
The surface should be cleaned and kept free of dust, dirt or liquids. We will gladly carry out the necessary processing steps for you.
The so-called 'cross cut' according to DIN EN ISO 2409 shall enable an estimation of the adhesive strength (adhesion) of coatings (for example a painted surface). The test method is thereby not used to measure the adhesive strength. For this purpose, the trigger test according to DIN EN ISO 4624 shall be applied.
The rating is based on indicators from 0 to 5, with 0 representing the best rating "very good". All iglidur coating materials (IC01, IC03, IC06) fulfil the criterion 0.