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Surface coatings – wear-resistant and sliding

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.  

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What are the coating options at igus?

1. We shall coat your component for you

Shaft without coating

Send us your metallic component for coating.

iglidur coating powder

We coat your component with our iglidur polymer coating powder.

Shaft with iglidur coating

We will send the coated component back to you with improved coefficient of friction.

2. You can coat your component yourself

Order iglidur coating in the online store

Order the coating powder directly from us.  

igus package

We will send you the coating powder.


You can coat your component and thus obtain improved friction coefficients.

Tested in the laboratory

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:

  • Very good mechanical properties
  • Excellent wear and sliding properties
  • Accurate in every detail in exact surfaces
  • Self-lubricating due to incorporated solid lubricants

Wear test for coating materials

Tried and tested in the field

Which iglidur coating materials are available?

FAQ - Frequently asked questions about coating with iglidur

How does iglidur coating work?

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.

How do the various iglidur® coating materials differ?

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.

How large must parts be for coating with iglidur?

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. 

Can partial surfaces of components also be coated?

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.  

What layer thicknesses and tolerances do we achieve with iglidur coating?

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.  

Can I subsequently process iglidur coating surfaces?

Subsequent processing of the coating is basically possible. 

How must the surface pre-treatment for iglidur coating look like?

The surface should be cleaned and kept free of dust, dirt or liquids. We will gladly carry out the necessary processing steps for you.  

What does 'cross cut' mean in the iglidur® coating data sheets?

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. 


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