Diamond Suspensions – NanoEndure and MonoEndure
Optimal nanodiamond products cannot be delivered as a loose powder and must be supplied as a suspension. A suspension is a liquid in which small particles of solid are contained, but not dissolved. In the NDP range of suspensions, the small particles are diamonds and, as a result of controlling the cluster / particle size distribution, surface charges on the diamond, and the pH and surface tension of the carrier liquid, the diamonds do not agglomerate nor settle. This involves specialised surface chemistry and it is an area where NDP has developed a high level of skills since it was founded.
The key area where NanoEndure and MonoEndure differ from all other NDP products is that they are used to enhance the propertiesof plated wear resistant coatings, they are not used as an abrasive product. They are particularly suited to inclusion in hard chrome and electroless and electrolytic nickel plating.
The benefits of the addition of NanoEndure or MonoEndure to metal plating applications are:
- Increased micro hardness & hence wear resistance
- Increased coating corrosion resistance
- Improved coating grain structure
- Reduced friction