Anti-Friction Coatings: How to Eliminate Noise for the Life of Interior Plastic Components

Now Available On Demand until June 9, 2017

Modern passenger cars are equipped with sophisticated measures to avoid propagation of noise from the engine and gearboxes into the passenger compartment, which creates a very comfortable environment for car occupants. On the other hand, this enables “new noises” to become audible – in particular, those generated by the sliding of plastic components made of thermoplastics having poor affinity under the tribological aspect.

This 30-minute Webinar will explore anti-friction coatings (AFCs) as a preventive solution to reduce certain types of automotive component noise, offering service-life noise protection, compatibility with several plastics, and ease of integration into existing production lines. The Webinar also will explain how AFCs can reduce such noises by reducing the coefficient of friction and stick-slip phenomena among mating surfaces.

An audience Q&A will follow the technical presentation.


Vittorio Clerici, Senior Application Engineering and Technical Service Specialist, Dow Corning

Vittorio Clerici is a Senior Application Engineering and Technical Service Specialist for Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions from Dow Corning. A mechanical engineer, Vittorio has nearly 30 years of experience as a Technical Service Representative for specialty lubricants applications and tribology, including 15 years of specializing in dry-film lubrication. He is based in Wiesbaden, Germany, and has worked for Dow Corning since 1991.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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