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Lubricants and possible plastic or rubber compatibility issues

Lubricants and possible plastic or rubber compatibility issues

If you are trialling the use of a grease or oil in a prototype device then you will appreciate how crucial lubricants can be; extending the functional life of components, improving the tactile feel of customer operated controls…the reasons to include a lubricant are many and well worthwhile. Before you…

Introduction to Perfluoropolyether (PFPE)

Introduction to Perfluoropolyether (PFPE)

Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) oils are chemically inert, capable of handling extreme temperatures and also hazardous operating environments, PFPEs are resistant against fuels, solvents and chemicals, examples such as sulphuric acid and sodium hydroxide. PFPEs are composed entirely of carbon, fluorine and oxygen. PFPE summary: Keep in mind that if a PFPE…

What is grease?

What is grease?

What constitutes a grease? There are three main components that make a grease, base oil, thickener (sometimes called gellent) and an additive package. Making a grease is thought to be like extreme cooking and in the video, we tried to give an insight into the almost bewildering options and permutations…

Why choose a grease rather than an oil?

Why choose a grease rather than an oil?

Why should you choose a grease rather than an oil, if you have the choice? There are some simple or practical reasons and some more chemical advantages. First and foremost, a grease will ‘stay in place’. How good a grease is at staying where it has been applied is down…

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