Due to coating with our iglidur high-performance polymers, your components will achieve a lower coefficient of wear and excellent sliding properties. The iglidur materials are applied by means of a powder coating.
Send us your metallic component. We will coat it for you with our iglidur high-performance polymer and send it back to you.
Order the coating powder directly from our online shop and coat your components yourself.
iglidur coating materials are subjected to extensive tests in our test laboratory. Therefore, they fulfil their promise in real life:
►very good mechanical properties ►excellent wear and sliding properties ►accurate in every detail with exact surfaces ►self-lubricating due to incorporated solid lubricants
iglidur coating powder withstands high temperatures, strong vibrations and more.
Resistant to dirt
iglidur coating materials can be used even in applications involving sand, swarf and dust.
iglidur coating is corrosion-free and media-resistant for use under water.
iglidur coating does not require external lubrication and is FDA-compliant.
Your parts with their individual shape can be coated without problems.
Different coating materials allow for an exact customisation of the coating to your application.
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.
Lars Butenschön, Head of iglidur Digital Sales & Marketing, in an interview with our Head of iglidur Plain Bearings Business Unit, Stefan Loockmann-Rittich, on coating with iglidur materials.
The following questions are discussed in the interview:
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