Dicronite®

Dicronite® is the original proven, precision dry film lubricant. It is the first Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) dry lubricant developed for NASA and patented in 1965. Registered as DL5®, Dicronite is dry air applied at ambient temperatures, requiring no cure time, binders, adhesives or carriers. It provides an ultra-low coefficient of friction and a maximum thickness of 0.5 microns which does not affect precision tolerances. This trademarked form of modified WS2 bonds to many substrates. It does not require removal prior to repairs, and can be reapplied over itself without expensive stripping.
  • Increases the performance of bearings, connectors, sleeves, and other rotating/sliding components in extreme conditions.
  • Eliminates fretting/galling and improves plastic mold performance.
  • Stable from +538C to cryogenic temperature, ultra low out-gassing with a precise 0.5 micron film

Key to Dicronite dry lubrication’s wide range of applications are its:
    • Ultra-low coefficient of friction (u=0.030)
    • Precision film thickness of 0.5 microns maximum (0.000020 inches)
    • Wide functional temperature span – 188C to +538C (up to +1316C in vacuum)
    • Near ambient temperature (max 35C) application process

Based on these key values, Dicronite dry lubrication is proven world-wide for:
  • Friction and wear reduction
  • Anti-seize / anti-galling / anti-fretting
  • Plastic mold release and flow enhancement
  • Co-lubrication enhancement in combination with oils and greases
  • Co-deposit with Ni, Cr, Ti and many other coatings
  • In place of conventional lubricants in high-vacuum/temperature situations

Services

Quality Inspection Prior To Starting And After Dicronite Coating Process Is Completed: In the event a Customer, as part of their work scope, identifies components to be free from “nicks”, “dings”, and/or “scratches” , especially on components identified as “flight critical” components, and requires a 100% inspection after the application of our precision dry film lubrication coating process to ensure such condition, Dicronite Texas Inspection team will not only perform such an inspection “after” the coating process is completed, but also “prior” to the start of the coating process as well.

If components are received with the presence of “nicks”, “dings”, and/or “scratches”, our quality team notifies a Customer via e-mail with pictures identifying the actual condition of the components identifying the extent and presence of such “nicks”, “dings” and/or “scratches” for their review, giving the Customer the opportunity to determine whether or not it is acceptable to continue to have the components “coated” , or direct Dicronite Texas to return the components to them for possibly re-work the affected components.

Masking is a process where we tape off areas where Dicronite dry lube is not desired, and we use a special masking tape to be applied to the parts by hand

Industries

Aviation

Dicronite® dry lubrication is valued by the aviation industry for its ultra-low friction, precision tolerances (maximum 0.5-micron thickness) and wide temperature range (-188°C to +538°C), as well as its low-temperature application process that does not affect the more exotic metals used in cutting-edge defense applications. Learn More

Plastics

Dicronite® dry lubrication’s proven ability to increase flow and speed-up release, resulting from its high lubricity and precision tolerance (0.5 microns max.), coupled with low application temperature, high-temperature stability, and non flaking properties, make it the plastics industries key dry lubrication technology. Learn More

Food Processing

Dicronite® dry lubrication’s biocompatibility per ISO-10993, FDA repeat use, and USDA incidental ////https://dicronite-texas.com/contact/ approvals have lead to its use in the food processing industry. Due to its high-temperature stability (+538°C), Dicronite® dry lubrication is commonly used in oven and baking related applications. Learn More

Mechanical Equipment

Dicronite® dry lubrication is used by the mechanical equipment industry for mechanical applications where reducing friction and heat and improving performance are critical. Vacuum stable, radiation stable, Liquid (LOX) and gaseous oxygen compatible, Dicronite® dry lubrication is widely used as a primary lubricant or co-lubricant. Learn More

Vacuum Enviroments

Widely used for its high performance under vacuum conditions (ultra-low outgassing per ASTM E595), wide temperature range (cryogenic to +1316°C at 10-14 torr) and precision thickness (0.5 micron maximum), Dicronite® is the vacuum equipment industry’s top dry lubrication technology. Learn More

Space

Dicronite® dry lubrication’s extreme temperature range (-188 °C to +1316 °C in 10-14 torr vacuum), extremely low outgassing (10x or more below ASTM E595 criteria), precision tolerance (maximum 0.5-micron thickness) and radiation stability are key to its wide use in space. Meets AMS2530 specification. Learn More

Medical / Pharmceutical

With its compliance with ISO-10993 biocompatibility and USP Class 6 standards and resistance to aggressive sterilization procedures including autoclave and gamma radiation, Dicronite® dry lubrication provides reliable, proven performance for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Meets AMS2530 specification. Learn More

Automotive

Dicronite® dry lubrication is valued by the automotive industry for its ultra-low friction, precision tolerances (maximum 0.5-micron thickness) and wide temperature range (-188°C to +538°C). Meets AMS2530 specification. ISO-AS9100 certified, NADCAP accredited, TS-16949 compliant facilities. Learn More

Semiconductor

With its precise lubrication tolerances, superior performance under vacuum conditions, temperature stability, and strong adhesion (non-contaminating), Dicronite® dry lubrication is valued for its ability to meet the stringent performance requirements of the semiconductor equipment industry. Learn More