Teflon (PTFE) Electroless Nickel Plating

Teflon Electroless Nickel (PTFE)

A typical EN-PTFE deposit contains 18-25% volume PTFE particles that are 0.3-0.4 microns in average diameter. The % P in the EN may range anywhere from 7-11% by weight, and the thickness typically ranges from 2.5 microns to 12.5 microns (0.0001" to 0.0005"). EN-PTFE offers a combination of a "non-stick-surface", acceptable corrosion resistance, wear resistance and low coefficient of friction. For optimum corrosion protection, a PTFE-free EN deposit is applied as an under-layer. The pltated surface is oil and water repellant (hydrophobic) and is ideal in apllication where normal lubricants cannot be easily applied.

Typical properties are:

Density: 6.8-7.0 gm/cm3
Electrical Resitivity: 130-200 μΩ-cm
Thermal Conductivity: 0.12-0.18 W/cm °K
Bond Strength: 60 ksi
Ductility: 0.5-1.0% elongation
Thermal Expansion: 6.7 μin/in/°F
Hardness: 250-300 HK100
Coefficient of Friction: 0.1-0.2

Plating Specifications
  • AMS 2454

  • AMS 2404

  • ASTM B 733

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