ANS Tricolit® is a series of thermoset surface coatings serving to reduce friction and wear. Tricolit coatings can be applied by spraying, dipping or brushing and are suitable for treatment of non-ferrous materials which cannot be triboconditioned. The coating gives the component great tribological performance at a competitive price. Some beneficial characteristics are:
- Cured film thickness from 5 to 100 um
- Water-based formulations = zero VOC emissions
- Work both in dry and lubricated contacts
How it is done
ANS Tricolit® is applied to the surface like a regular paint and heat-cured afterwards. The resulting coating comprises a balanced set of friction modifiers, such as WS2, BN, PTFE, and graphite, embedded in a cross-linked organic polymer matrix.
- Friction and wear reduction
- Stick-slip reduction
- Seizure prevention
- Micropitting reduction
- Corrosion protection
ANS Tricolit® coatings are used for improving tribological properties of various parts (e.g. guide bars, rails, slideways) in those cases where use of Triboconditioning® is not feasible (e.g. because of complex geometry, chemical incompatibility, inappropriate mechanical properties). The coatings are also suitable for servicing of parts which have already been in use.