Techmetals, Inc.

Electroless Nickel Plating (TM117C)

TM117C Electroless NickelA high phosphorus (9%+) Electroless Nickel (EN), that is codeposited with PTFE. This non-magnetic coating provides a very accurate, dry lubricated hard surface. It has excellent resistance to adhesive wear, with great release properties.

TM 117C is used on mold surfaces for both plastic and rubber molding applications, food process equipment, computer components, aerospace applications and more.

Technical Advantages

  • Provides excellent release for straight, no draft cores or cavities
  • Enhances resin flow, which helps increase cycle time
  • Helps maintain gloss levels
  • Reduces or eliminates the need for spray-on release agents
  • Typical, as plated Knoop hardness: (100g load, 0.3 mil deposit): 400–460 (kg/mm)
  • Uniform thickness eliminates most post-process modifications
  • Excellent non-stick properties
  • Can be plated on aluminum and other non-ferrous materials
  • Uniform dispersion of PTFE particles throughout the coating

CAUTION – While the deposit remains viable, the PTFE particles are damaged at temperatures over 600°F. Consider UltraKoat™ for higher temperature applications.