Electroless Nickel PTFE


Electroless Nickel PTFE

Electroless Nickel PTFE is a slick composite Nickel/PTFE coating that gives a low coefficient of friction without undermining the cohesion and the relative hardness of the coating. The particle size of the PTFE has been reduced to sub-micron spheres, achieving the optimum % content and even distribution.

The lubricating properties of the nickel/PTFE mix make it an ideal coating in situations where traditional lubricants are unsuitable and also exhibits low sliding wear and anti-galling properties.

For an advanced Nickel/PTFE coating see Apticote 450 and Apticote 460.

Materials Processed:

Aluminium alloy, Titanium alloys, Nickel Alloys, Carbon Steels and Stainless Steels

Tank sizes: Gloucester

1m x 0.5m x 0.5m

The tank sizes shown above are approximate sizes only. If you have a larger part then please contact us as we may still be able to help.


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Low friction & high wear resistance

Low coefficient of friction and good sliding wear characteristics.

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Superb anti-galling & anti-seizure

Prevents seizing and galling when parts are fastened together.

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Thickness range 5-20μm

Depending on the level of corrosion protection required, up to 20µm can be applied whilst maintaining and even coating.

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Good hardness

A good hardness value as plated that can be increased if required with heat treatment.


Mould tools

Connectors and fasteners

Circuit breakers

Valve seats and pump bearings

Machine tools

Medical moulds

Cylinder liners

Clutches and splines


Electroless Nickel PTFE