If you are looking for an alternative to the now discontinued Rocol® Kilopoise™ 0868 damping grease products, we can assist. We don’t know all the details of the Kilopoise formula, our advice is based on a good number of enquiries from customers looking to find an alternative and the resulting successful outcomes.

The Kilopoise range comprised of a high viscosity fluid and two damping grease products.

There were three products in the Kilopoise™ range, the grease versions were in two forms/grades – 0868GW and 0868S; there was also a viscous fluid version of the product called simply 0868. Most of the customer requests for a Kilopoise alternative we’ve received have been for the 0868GW grease. We’ve not had any customer requests for the high viscosity fluid/oil, we can only offer alternatives to the two grease products.

The selection of a damping grease is normally a subjective matter.

The selection of a damping grease is normally a subjective matter. It is unusual for a customer to choose a grease using test data such as Apparent Viscosity. Most customers work out which grease offers the best tactile or which grease is sticky enough to control whatever moving part they are having a problem with.

Because we don’t know the full details of the Kilopoise™ formula and we didn’t originally set out to copy the Kilopoise™ products (that is not our business model), plus taking into the account the subjective nature of selecting a damping grease….all this means that we don’t have an exact product match, but one of the below three products should meet your requirements, all of which are synthetic grease (no mineral/petroleum based grease):

PG-44LS

Technical Data Sheet(TDS) for PG-44LS – click on image to open TDS in new tab.
  • The grease that is most commonly chosen as a replacement for Kilopoise™ 0868GW and 0868S, it seems to be the nearest to the Kilopoise™ grease in terms of damping levels and viscosity (based on customer feedback).
  • Damping grease for very heavy damping applications.
  • A blend of Polybutene and Polyalphaolefin (PAO) base oils.
  • Silica thickened.
  • Base oil kinematic viscosity of 33110 cSt at 40°C and 1200 cSt at 100°C.
  • Recommended temperature service range of 10°C to 120°C.
  • NLGI grade 2
  • Available to buy online (opens in new tab).

 

PG-44A

Technical Data Sheet(TDS) for PG-44A – click on image to open TDS in new tab.
  • Extreme damping grease that some customers choose as an alternative to the Kilopoise™ 0868GW but it seems that PG-44A is actually more viscous than 0868GW and so offers an increased damping effect.
  • Very heavy viscosity, extremely stiff synthetic damping grease.
  • Polybutene base oil.
  • Silica thickened.
  • Rust inhibitor additive included.
  • Base oil kinematic viscosity of 192000 cSt at 40°C and 4180 cSt at 100°C.
  • Recommended temperature service range of 20°C to 120°C.
  • NLGI grade 5
  • Available to buy online (opens in new tab).

 

Nyogel 767A

Technical Data Sheet(TDS) for Nyogel 767A – click on image to open TDS in new tab.
  • Chosen by customers who had previously used the Kilopoise™ 0868GW and 0868S but were happy to select a grease that was not as stiff/not as tacky as the Kilopoise™ products – a small step down in damping level.
  • Damping grease for heavy damping applications.
  • A Polyalphaolefin (PAO) base oil which gives the grease a wider temperature range than the PG-44LS and PG-44A.
  • Silica thickened.
  • Base oil kinematic viscosity of 28185 cSt at 40°C and 851 cSt at 100°C.
  • Recommended temperature service range of 0°C to 125°C.
  • NLGI grade 2
  • 767A features in a gaming joystick damping case study.
  • Available to buy online (opens in new tab).

If you are interested in a grease that has a lower level of damping than the products featured on this page then take a look at the damping grease overview article; the Nyogel 774 and Fluorocarbon Gel 868 range should be considered as the damping levels are not so high but do offer a wider service temperature range and can cope with sub zero (°C) temperatures.

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