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Friction Test Data

This report presents the results of coefficient of friction test conducted on samples of steel coated with Nye-Kote™, Nye-Tef™, Nye-Carb™, Kanigen® and Industrial Hard Chrome. The testing data analysis was complated on January 28, 2008.

Summary of Results

Sample Avg. Static Coef of Friction Avg. Kinetic Coef of Friction
Steel 0.33 0.33
Nye-Kote™ 0.36 0.33
Nye-Tef™ 0.15 0.13
Nye-Carb™ 0.28 0.22
Kanigen® 0.36 0.33
Hard Chrome 0.39 0.32

Sample Identification

The samples were identified by their coating indication; Steel, Nye-Kote™, Nye-Tef™, Nye-Carb™, Kanigen®, Hard Chrome.

Test Method

The samples were allowed to condition at standard laboratory conditions of 72 +/- 4F and 50% +/-5% relative huimidity for at least 40 hours prior to testing. Testing was done with according to ASTM D1894. Standards used are detailed below.

Test MethodTest Method TitleDeviations from Method
ASTM D 1894 Standard test method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and sheeting None

Test Data

Coefficient of Friction

Sample Weight
(lbs)
Pull Static Force
(lbf)
Kinetic Force
(lbf/in)
Static Coeff. of Friction Kinetic Coeff. of Friction
Steel 0.855 1 0.25 0.29 0.29 0.34
2 0.28 0.28 0.33 0.33
3 0.30 0.28 0.35 0.33
4 0.27 0.28 0.32 0.33
5 0.30 0.27 0.35 0.32
Average 0.14 0.12 0.15 0.13
Standard Deviation 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.01
Nye-Kote™ 0.864 1 0.29 0.28 0.34 0.32
2 0.34 0.28 0.39 0.32
3 0.34 0.29 0.39 0.34
4 0.31 0.30 0.36 0.35
5 0.29 0.29 0.34 0.34
Average 0.31 0.29 0.36 0.33
Standard Deviation 0.02 0.01 0.03 0.01
Nye-Tef™ 0.855 1 0.10 0.11 0.11 0.12
2 0.15 0.11 0.16 0.12
3 0.15 0.12 0.17 0.12
4 0.15 0.12 0.17 0.13
5 0.14 0.12 0.15 0.13
Average 0.14 0.12 0.15 0.13
Standard Deviation 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.01
Nye-Carb™ 0.855 1 0.30 0.18 0.33 0.20
2 0.22 0.19 0.23 0.21
3 0.28 0.20 0.31 0.22
4 0.24 0.22 0.26 0.24
5 0.26 0.23 0.29 0.25
Average 0.26 0.20 0.28 0.22
Standard Deviation 0.03 0.02 0.04 0.02
Kanigen® 0.864 1 0.29 0.28 0.34 0.32
2 0.34 0.28 0.39 0.32
3 0.34 0.29 0.39 0.34
4 0.31 0.30 0.36 0.35
5 0.29 0.29 0.34 0.34
Average 0.31 0.29 0.36 0.33
Standard Deviation 0.02 0.01 0.03 0.01
Hard Chrome 0.864 1 0.23 0.31 0.25 0.34
2 0.50 0.26 0.54 0.28
3 0.37 0.33 0.41 0.36
4 0.31 0.28 0.34 0.30
5 0.36 0.27 0.39 0.29
Average 0.35 0.29 0.39 0.32
Standard Deviation 0.10 0.03 0.11 0.03