Microlon's first product, known then as WZ-127, was created in 1964 by Bill Williams, inventor of the Microlon Metal Treatment. At that time Mr. Williams was working as a gunsmith on weapons and sold modified .223 caliber ammunition to be used in .17 rifles. This bullet, which used a huge charge of powder, created a tremendous amount of heat due to friction where the bullet came in contact with the rifling of the barrel. This friction caused a considerable amount of wear and ruined new barrels after only a few hundred rounds.
To solve this problem, he developed a liquid that combined a cleaning complex with a durable anti-friction resin. The compound was held in a powerful suspension agent to ensure even distribution down the length of the barrel. He garnered immediate success with this product as it extended the life of the .17 caliber barrels used in testing.
Soon, he began to realize the potential of other applications. Viewing the gun barrel as a single-stroke engine, where the bullet acted as a piston and the inside of the barrel acted as a cylinder wall, he began developing and testing a formula that would treat automotive engines.
In 1978 he entered this invention and won the coveted first place medal "Medaille de Vermeil" at the SALON INTERNATIONAL DES INVENTIONS DE GENEVE in Geneva, Switzerland. This noted win still standås unchallenged today! In 1979 he developed the CL-100 Aircraft Formulation for aircrafts and after exhaustive testing by the FAA was granted certification for usage.
Over the years, Microlon has grown in reputation as the best one-time metal treatment to use for lubricating and reducing friction in everything from jet engines, machinery, car engines, firearms, bicycle chains to pocket knives. Today distribution is both national and international.
The focus of the business remains the same today as it was 40 years ago; offer the finest products possible utilizing state-of-the-art treatment technology. Microlon believes in great customer service, old-fashioned hard work and continues to expand and improve their product lines through constant research and development.