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Why use an ultrafiltered lubricant in a cleanroom or vacuum environment?

Sometimes it can be smaller than a grain of sand. Manufacturing equipment in Vacuum and cleanroom environments are so sensitive that even microscopic particulates...

Linear Guide Frictional Torque Reduction in a Vacuum Environment-Case Study

A leading manufacturer of semiconductor processing equipment had been searching for ways to reduce frictional torque and wear caused by sliding forces on their...

Base oil temperature capability information

We have a number of base oils to select from when formulating a grease. Quite often the first way to start the product selection...

In-Vacuum and Cleanroom lubricants introduction

An overview of the in-vacuum and semiconductor clean room production related lubricant applications offered by Newgate Simms/Nye Lubricants. The synthetic lubricants we offer are chemically...

Lubricant Vapour Pressure test

The Knudsen effusion test method is used to determine the vapour pressure at several temperatures. Below is an example of how the Knudsen vapour pressure...

Synthetic Lubricants in Space

A video demonstration of Nye Lubricants space heritage and includes examples of lubricants designed specifically for applications that must survive the extreme conditions of...

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;...

Introduction to Multiply Alkylated Cyclopentanes (MAC)

Multiply Alkylated Cyclopentanes (MAC) are an exclusive base oil to Nye Lubricants. The MAC name can be confusing as sometimes the oils are called Pennzane®...

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...

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