NIKAL is a premium quality anti-seize and gasket compound for use in extreme temperatures and hostile environments. The carrier of this remarkable compound volatilizes upon exposure to high temperatures and deposits a nickel metallic plating on threaded connections, preventing metal-to-metal contact and guarding against seizing and galling.
NIKAL contains pure nickel flake and a nearly inert dispersing solid in a high quality complex base grease that provides unsurpassed protection from rust by water penetration or water wash off. The solids package in NIKAL produces a matrix of particles that settle in successive layers or “sandwich.” This allows the solids to serve as a lubricant, cushion and seal. This layering does not allow the welding under compaction that leads to seizure and galling.
NIKAL does not contain copper, lead, graphite, chlorides or other halogens, phosphorus, or silicones. It may be safely used with ammonia, acetylene and vinyl monomers, which are unstable in the presence of copper. NIKAL contains no graphite, which is a benefit on stainless steel applications when temperatures exceed 550°F, as graphite can carburize the steel causing the steel to become much more susceptible to intergranular corrosion.