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WS2 - Process SL39

Originally developed for NASA, WS2's unique, extensively modified lamellar composition of Tungsten Disulfide outperforms other dry coating lubricants. Our proprietary process, Process SL-39, impinges a dry metallic coating without heat, binders or adhesives. The lubricant coating bonds instantly to any metal or resin substrate with a thickness of 0.5 microns (20 millionths).

Benefits & Capabilities

  • Solves problems such as: friction, excessive wear, seizing, galling and fretting
  • Overcomes or reduces mechanical lubrication problems, improving performance and extending service life.
  • Eliminates and reduces costly maintenance problems that cause breakdowns and expensive downtime by stopping galling, fretting and friction caused by dissimilar metals and their different hardness factors.
  • Maintains the dimensional integrity of the substrate to within 0.5 microns with no build-up.
  • Withstands loads to 100,000 psi (or load capacity equal to substrate) and operates in the temperature range of -460°F to 1200°F (-273°C to 650°C).
  • Offers 100% lubricity throughout its texture.
  • Is inert, inorganic, non-toxic, non-distortive, non-corrosive and resistant to most fuels and solvents. It is compatible with and enhances the performance of all oils and greases.
  • Resists carbon buildup due to its extremely low co-efficient of friction, less than half that of Graphite, Moly (MoS2) and Teflon.
  • Molecularly bonds to all materials and platings and can only be eliminated by removing the bonded substrate.
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WS2 Provides

  • Vacuum Compatible Lubrication
  • Maintenance of the dimensional integrity of the substrate to within 0.5 microns (20 millionths) with no build up
  • Enhancement of the flow resin due to its low coefficient of friction
  • Reduction in part weight. Part is not packed as tight
  • Release of parts quicker
  • Reduction of pressure and mold wear
  • Lower operation temperatures
  • The capability to produce more parts per hour
  • Reduction of rejects
  • An inert, inorganic, non-toxic, non-distortive, non-corrosive lubrication that is resistant to most fuel solvents
  • Compatibility with and enhancement of all other lubricants and releasing agents
  • Slight delay of corrosion
  • Bonding to all metal or plastic materials and platings and cannot be removed without eliminating the bonded substrate
  • Elimination of material transfer to finished agents
  • Application to No. 1 diamond mirror finish ... lense quality
  • 100% lubricity throughout the entire mold
  • Application into slots or holes as small as .060 inch
  • Application to the entire mold surface or only specified inserts, cavities and core pins

WS2 Does Not

  • Require heat curing
  • Build up on corners and edges
  • Transfer to finished parts, therefore does not require secondary cleaning for painting, plating etc.
Application Functional Area Operational Conditions Achieved Results
Pins, pinions, gears, bearings Fractional H.P. motors Photocopier drives Eliminated conventional lubricant. Doubled wear life of parts.
Piston, piston block, springs Hydraulic pump High speed reciprocating action Extended wear life by 3 times. Eliminated need to heat treat components.
Main bearings cam & crank shaft, rod bearings, wrist pins, pistons Automotive engines NASCAR racing, 24 hour endurance racing Operating temperature reduction of 10%. Engine components showed no wear.
Roller index shaft 440 stainless Blood analyzer Constant rotation at high speed, abrupt stop and start. Eliminated conventional lubricant Increased wear life by 4 times. Stopped galling.
Curing rolls & feed rolls Papermill High speed, 290°F continuous use Eliminated drag & build-up on rolls Reduced maintenance by 50%.

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