Wax Coatings and Lubricants
Lubricated coatings fall into two categories:
- Integral lubricated coatings where the lubricant is part of the coating and is found distributed throughout the coating.
- Surface lubrication in which the lubricity is given by an impregnated surface coating of a wax or oil.
(In some cases, to give the required performance, both types of coatings are required, type 2 on top of type 1)
The Anochrome Group can, at the WEP Ltd facility in Wolverhampton, provide a range of lubricants/waxes such as Torque N Tension 15, and A3 wax as a barrel process after coating. Most electroplated and colloidal coatings for torsional applications are modified in some way by the addition of a top coat wax or lubricant. These coatings are often more economical than the resin bonded dry film lubricants and can be applied to a large number of standard finishes. Typical lubricants/waxes that can be applied are:
- Rustarest – Oil
- Torque N Tension 11 or 15
- A3 Wax
- Wax 47/60
For more specialist applications such as Taptite or thread forming screw the ideal system to choose would be omniTECHNIK precote top300 This material is a updated version of Nytorq providing the same levels of torque lubrication and performance, but with improved UV and colour retention.
In some instances, e.g. to dampen noise when inserting certain types of thread locking screws, the wax coating may be applied to only a portion of the thread of a fastener.
For more information, see our detailed resource on Torque Tension control.
We understand that a tailored approach to wax coatings and other lubricant coatings is essential to your business. You can email us via the Contact page to discuss your individual requirements with an expert. We are also happy to provide you with further information on the wax coating process by email, or alternatively you can call us on 01902 397333.