Nicklon (Nickel Teflon) Mold Release and Protective Coating

Nicklon (Nickel Teflon) improves release with PVC, K-Resin, Polypro, Flexible Vinyl, Nylon, Polystyrene, ABS and Polyurethane. Due to homogeneous distribution of autocatalytic nickel and PTFE, there is a continual renewal of PTFE as the mold surface sustains normal wear. PTFE topical treatments will degenerate over time as the PTFE breaks down and the topcoat wears off the mold.

Benefits of Nicklon

  • Enhances resin flow by 4-8%.
  • Creates excellent release condition on no-draft or difficult-to-eject parts. Eliminates mold release sprays.
  • Nicklon's autocatalytic application ensures a uniform application in deep ribs, bosses and complex details.
  • Extends mold life though its high corrosion resistant characteristics.

Ideal Applications

Nicklon aids in release on straight no-draft cores, cavities, deep ribs, bosses or E.D.M. It also aids in corrosion protection for gas producing resins such as PVC.

Experience has proven this coating to be invaluable in many various molding applications. Nicklon's self-lubricating properties work well in grease-free molding conditions. Slides, ejector pins, and bushings work smoothly and gall-free.

Results with Nicklon may vary due to mold design, resin properties and operating parameters.

Nicklon Product Specifications


  • 80-83% by weight
  • 9-11% by weight
  • 8-9% by weight (22-24% by volume)
Density 6.5 to 7.5 g/cm3
Hardness HVN100 550-600 or ap. 55-58 HRC
Coefficient of Friction: ASTM D-2714

  • 0.2 or less
  • 0.1 or less
Surface Finish, Ra 0.5 micrometers or better
Wear Resistance - (Sliding surfaces) Low load/moderate speed or moderate load/low speed
Taber Abraser Wear - (1,000 cycles, CS-10 wheel 1,000 g. load)
As plated
Heat treated, 480°F (250°C), 6 hours

  • 16 mg.
  • 12 mg.
Corrosion Resistance - ASTM B-117
0.5 mil
1.0 mil

  • 650 hours
  • 1,000 hours
Maximum Operating Temperature 525°F
Food Contact No