Acheson Specialty Coatings

Acheson® manufacturers a range of coatings focusing upon the delivery of performance properties to optimize the uses of graphite, molybdenum disulfide and PTFE. Specialty coatings are primarily applied for friction reduction, through to release and abrasion and wear resistance and the unique coatings play a role within many industrial business sectors. Products manufactured by Acheson® include, Emralon®, Molydag® and DAG coatings, this range of materials are designed for countless applications for industries that include aircraft production, automotive and precision parts. 

Emralon® products include functional pigments within their fluoropolymers and are designed for the lubrication of lightly loaded parts, with the provision for non-stick performances resulting from very low static coefficient of friction. Emralon® is frequently applied to carburetor shafts, headlight retractors and printing devices. Other application includes “O” Rings for ease of assembly and to run smoothly during break-in operations. Molydag® products are of a heavy duty nature, based upon molybdenum disulphide, and are suitable to separate yet lubricate under pressure beyond the point of plastic deformation of steel. DAG® products are based upon graphite and perform particularly well in condition that are slightly humid and at elevated temperatures, as well as offering good dry lubrication. 

The selection of the correct material is important and the versatility of the Acheson® range makes provision for every design criteria. Consideration when selecting a coating for a particular part and how it is required to operate, this requires some or all of the following to be reviewed:

  • What elevated temperatures will the substrate tolerate?
  • Are non-stick properties or low friction properties required?
  • Are there any contact load pressures?
  • What maximum service life temperatures are required?
  • Is the coating required to resist fuels, solvents or chemicals?
  • Is wear resistance important?
  • Is corrosion resistance important?
  • Must the coating be flexible?
  • Is colour an important factor?