Here Are Some Common Applications Of MOLYKOTE®

Set of gears

In the coating industry, MOLYKOTE® remains as one of the most reliable and most called-upon substances. One of the reasons why it is so widely used is because of its durability and versatility. It works on several different levels and serves several different functions, as well as being available in multiple forms.

However, most people don’t know what types of applications it is used for. In today’s blog post, Coating Systems explains. We will look at MOLYKOTE® and some of its most common functions and applications, as well as examine which forms are used for which application.


MOLYKOTE® is an anti-seize thread compound, which means that it helps to lubricate certain fasteners to help reduce friction. This is a very specific function of this type of coating and also a very specific need in most gears, which is why gears are arguably the most common application for this specific type of coating.

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Most gears that use MOLYKOTE® use it in a paste form, which allows gears to work faster while also helping to establish a surface that is conducive to oil lubrication.

Telescoping Booms

A telescoping boom is an aerial lift, most often used in construction or maintenance contexts. They derive their name from the way that they move. There are several types of lifts, including articulating lifts, but a telescoping boom lifts and extends telescopically, which means the parts slide within one another to lift.

For this type of aerial lift, lubrication is very important in keeping the parts healthy and operating at peak functionality. These telescoping booms most commonly use a bonded lubricant form of MOLYKOTE®, which is a solid-film that prevents sticking.

Door Slides

In the industrial field, especially when it comes to manufacturing, sliding doors are a very important function in maintaining the efficiency of your factory or warehouse. Keeping your sliding doors working properly can make a big difference when it comes to making the lives of your employees easier.

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Door slides typically use a bonded MOLYKOTE® lubricant, which helps to alleviate sticking that often haunts sliding industrial doors. Better yet, this form of lubricant is fast-acting, so it will dry quicker than most lubricants, meaning that you can get back to work sooner rather than later.

Contact Coating Systems For MOLYKOTE® Solutions

If you are looking for a lubricant for your industrial machinery or facility, MOLYKOTE® will likely provide you with the most versatility and durability. For more information on the coatings that we offer at Coating Systems, give us a call today at 1 (800) 593-7754 or get in touch with us online.