Dry Film & Solid Film Lubricants Military and Defense Equipment

The military is one of largest users of dry film lubricants. Military field testing continues to be one of the main reasons for advancements in dry film lubricant materials and applications. Microsurface Corporation has increased its capabilities to offer coating options in line with these demanding applications and military specifications.

Lubricant Types and Features

We can provide solution driven lubricants for defense and security applications. Our lubricants are versatile in terms of applications, including use in naval, infantry and air force. They can be applied to small complex prototypes, as well as large devices and equipment. Micro Surface Corporation lubricants are designed to support devices and equipment in terms of problems such as corrosion, lubricity, wear and tear, etc.

  • MIL-PRF-46010: This is perhaps the most popular product chosen by the US military. It is a paint-like coating, which utilizes a combination of resins, binders, lubricants, and a curing process. The result is a thick coating, which provides advantages of lubricity, corrosion resistance, reduced friction, and increased wear life.
  • Tungsten Disulfide: The biggest advantage of WS2 is that it is compatible with a wide temperature range. The range in atmospheric pressures ranges from -450 oF to over 1200 oF. In vacuum environments, the temperature range is between -305 oF and 2400 oF. Also, WS2 does not require any resins or binders. It doesn’t require any curing time, and the coating process is performed at room temperature. Tungsten Disulfide Coating is virtually non-outgassing in vacuum environments.
  • Molybdenum Disulfide: MoS2 is the perfect lubricant for substrates made from ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as plastics and solids. It has chemical stability, as it is inert, non-toxic, and corrosion resistant. It is non-magnetic and has excellent semiconductor properties. It performs best when used in dry and vacuum environments.

All the above-mentioned lubricants adhere to the regulations of Military Specifications such as: DOD-L-85645 and MIL-PRF-46010 and more.


Lubricant products provided by Micro Surface Corporation can be found in the following applications:

  • Tanks
  • Aircrafts
  • Actuators
  • Ejectors
  • Munitions
  • Missile locks
  • Landing gear
  • Missile exhausts
  • Heat transfer systems
  • Disbarment devices
  • Underwater weapons
  • Aircraft engine components

At Micro Surface Corporation, we also have the capabilities to design the coating according to customer needs and requirements. If you would like to know more about our products, please feel free to contact us.


Microsurface Corporation is open for business, though at a limited capacity

The US Department of Homeland Security has deemed certain types of businesses as “essential” businesses. Microsurface Corporation is one of the businesses deemed as “essential” based on supporting customers in “Critical Infrastructure Sectors” as determined by the federal government. These sectors include: Critical Manufacturing; Government Facilities; Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste; Defense Industrial Base; and Communications.

We are committed to the safety and health of our employees, our community, and our customers. All office and supporting staff will continue to work from home and shelter in place. Those who are required to come into our facility will make all possible efforts minimize to contact with one another while they work through this pandemic.

To that end, please keep in mind that we are currently running with limited staff and shorter hours. For fastest response please contact us directly by email at info@ws2coating.com or call (408) 723-0700 to check current status.

Our staff is working diligently to process all current or previously delayed orders and move forward with new orders.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
-Brian Geranen, President