MICROLON 3300 is a blend of fluorocarbon lubricants in an organic resin binder and solvent system designed for applications beyond the scope of conventional fluorocarbon coatings. Its low coefficient of friction, hardness, adhesion, resiliency, and cure conditions allow application of Microlon 3300 in a multitude of places where pure PTFE coatings are unsuitable.  Coatings for Microlon 3300 wear longer than pure PTFE, offer superior chemical resistance (see data below), and can be repaired without removing the existing coating. The coating combines the toughness of the support resin with the surface properties of pure PTFE.

Specific Advantages of MICROLON 3300

  • low coefficient of friction: 0.09 (static); 0.09 (kinetic)
  • one component, ready for use
  • forms a clean, dry, tenacious film
  • lower temperature cure than pure PTFE
  • longer wear life than pure PTFE
  • thin film-- 0.001 to 0.0015 inches (0.025 to 0.038 millimeters)
  • not subject to cold flow
  • doesn't require primers
  • easy to apply
  • can be overcoated
  • resists chemicals, corrosion, humidity and abrasion

This superior coating material offers lifetime lubrication for heat-sensitive substrates, complex machined precision steel parts, light metals (copper, aluminum), and some nonmetallic materials.

MICROLON 3300 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Color black
Coefficient of friction 0.09 (static)
0.09 (kinetic)
Service temperature - continuous 400 to 4500 F (204 to 232C)
Service temperature - intermittent 500o F (260 C)
ASTM D968-51 Sand Abrasion Test 21 liters/mil
Hartman Wear Test* 200,000 cycles (180 lb test load)
Taber Abrasion Test weight loss, 16.9 mg/1,000 cycles
Humidity Test* 98% humidity at 1200 F
(490C for 500+ hours)
Salt Spray* ASTM B117-64 500+ hours at 5% concentration

MICROLON 3300 SOLVENT AND CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

CHEMICAL CONCENTRATION RESISTANCE
Hydrochloric Acid 35% Excellent
Sodium Hydroxide 50% Very Good
Nitric Acid 35% Good
Sulfuric Acid 80% Excellent
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 100% Excellent
Methylene Chloride 100% Excellent
Xylene 100% Excellent
Sodium Chloride Saturated Excellent