DryFilm for Industrial/Manufacturing Applications

The Advantages of DryFilm Lubricants
DryFilm lubrication are excellent products for situations where long-term friction reduction, clean adherence to components, or cosmetic appearance are top priorities. DryFilms are extremely stable and nonflammable, and have a variety of uses in manufacturing applications. These include:

Coating and Strippability Lubrication Products

The unique properties of DryFilm lubrication products make them ideal in coatings that enhance lubricity and antistick properties on conductor or insulated wire and cable. These DryFilm products impart a thin, nonstick film on metal or insulated wires for cable products and twisted wire in jackets. DryFilm lubrication products reduce insulation stripping force and provide nonstick abrasion resistance to twisted wire and lubricity for welding wire, wire forming, and knitting.


DryFilm lubrication products exhibit outstanding lubricity and extremely low coefficients of friction. The patented polymer is thermally stable and can be used at temperatures up to 300 °C (581 °F). The polymer coating is clean and non-migrating, chemically inert, and not gummy or oily.

Wire Drawing Lubrication Products

DryFilm products are extremely stable and form a film on the wire surface for drawing. The product can also be used as a pre-coat to enhance the total performance of drawing lubrication products. One to two die-pass systems are recommended.


DryFilm products will exhibit a clean, inert, low friction surface that is beneficial for drawing a wide variety of specialty wire products. Post-finishing or cleaning is not necessary in most cases. Die wear is minimized, and faster speeds can be obtained.

Read more about how DryFilm products are used in grease thickening and in rubber and plastic molds.