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Anti-friction coatings

Anti-friction coatings

Extremely low friction values.

Why is a durable anti-friction coating needed?

Why is a durable anti-friction coating needed?

A durable anti-friction coating is essential when components are continuously exposed to friction. With the proper surface treatment, the material will be preserved and protected for a long time. Our developers have dealt with the subject in depth. The result: durable surface treatments for many applications.


With antifricor®, Aalberts surface treatment offers a proven combination system to optimise friction, wear and lubrication of components moving against each other.

  • Properties

    Reduced friction with antifricor® leads to a longer service life of the friction partners. Wear resistance, dry lubrication and corrosion protection are combined effectively in one coating system.

  • base material

    antifricor® is suitable for coating ferrous materials.

  • Application

    antifricor® is suitable for all applications where friction forces reduce functionality and durability of components

    antifricor® is used by almost all major automotive manufacturers. Typical parts are hinges, door locks, door stays, door handles, adjustment systems, fittings and other fasteners.


The GLISS-COAT® brand denotes the range of dry lubricant coatings developed by AHC and designed to reduce friction and surface wear. The coating materials are watersoluble. Various methods of application are possible. The type of application method depends on the geometry and quantity of parts to be coated, the type of liquid coating material used (e.g. single or multiple component system) and the requirements of the final coating. Depending on the specific process, GLISS-COAT ® is sprayed on or it is applied in an immersion centrifuge. The coating thicknesses as well as their tolerances are assured by application methods that are virtually automatic.

  • Properties

    The functional anti-friction coatings GLISS-COAT® are designed to reduce friction and surface wear and to avoid noises (squeaking and grinding noises). Most GLISS-COAT® layers are matt dark grey in colour, as plated. Under compressive stress they assume a shiny appearance and their coefficient of friction decreases.

  • base material

    All metals, light metals and plastics intended for industrial use can be treated, depending on the processing type. Examples of substrates that have been successfully treated with GLISS-COAT® are paper, non-woven fabrics, plastic sheeting, metallic foil and ceramics.

  • Application

    GLISS-COAT® surface systems were developed by Aalberts surface treatment itself, allowing them to be modified to meet the requirements of specific applications. The coating systems are predominantly used in the following industrials sectors: analytics, automotive industry, furniture industry, medical technology, soft coal opencast mining, solar technology and wind power stations.

    Components of the following type are coated

    • bolts
    • bushes
    • coil compression springs for damping systems
    • guide mechanisms
    • movable vehicle interior components, e.g. hinge pins, bearing bolts, seat adjustment components, guide plates
    • nuts
    • roller bearings
    • rollers
    • screws
    • seat bolting devices
    • shafts
    • slide bearings
    • spindles
    • stopcocks
    • toothed wheels
    • valves
    • vehicle door locks


GLISS-COAT® FLOCK is a functional anti-friction coating with a combination of a low-friction GLISS-COAT® adhesive and polymeric fibres. First, the GLISS-COAT® adhesive is applied to the material surface. Then, the polymeric fibres are embedded in the wet GLISS-COAT® coating.

  • Properties

    GLISS-COAT® FLOCK is a coating to improve the absorption of impacts and noise.

    Due to the special additives, the coating system moves in the direction of the fibre tips. By movements within the tribological system, a lubricant film is formed on the individual fibres to improve the abrasive behaviour many times over. With an additional post-treatment, this effect can be increased further and optimize the running-in behaviour in specific.

  • base material

    GLISS-COAT® FLOCK can be applied to phosphated, anodised and blasted metal surfaces as well as to plastic. Partial coatings are also possible, e.g. only the outside area of a spring.

  • Application

    In general, parts such as the following are coated

    • all kinds of springs
    • anti-friction mechanisms
    • bearings
    • blocking pins
    • sections / profiles
    • guide rails
    • guides
    • housings


HMF® is a multistep process. In different stages of the HMF® process, a series of independent processing steps produce a unique mirror-smooth micro-finish.

  • Properties

    The HMF® coating is a very hard, mirror-smooth, glossy or reflective micro-finish. The coating process produces constant lubrication in combination with improved surface hardness.

  • base material

    Almost all metallic alloys can be coated.

  • Application

    The customer sectors of HMF® coatings include: cosmetics industry, plastic injection moulding and extrusion, aviation, paper, film and foil production, tobacco industry and packaging industry. Typical components are calender rolls, pistons, ball valves, ball seats, cams, stamping tools, chutes, closing devices or funnels.

Product enquiry

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More Surface Treatments

  • Electroless Nickel plating

    Electroless Nickel plating

    Functional finishing of metals by means of electroless nickel plating

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    Electroless Nickel plating
  • Thermal spraying

    Thermal spraying

    Durability meets resistance

    to the process
    Thermal spraying
  • Electroplating


    Metal layers are brilliant performances.

    to the process
  • Screw locking

    Screw locking

    Strong bonds

    to the process
    Screw locking

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