Silicone compounds are grease like materials used for their sealing, dielectric and non-metal-to-metal lubricating and release properties. These high performance lubricants help to reduce friction and wear, extend lubrication interval and reduce maintenance and replacement costs in extreme applications where conventional oils and greases would typically fail. They are formulated to withstand the rigors of heavy loads, dirty, dusty or chemically harsh environments and temperature extremes as easily as normal service lubrication.
Why do silicone compounds excel in many industrial applications?
Silicones possess inherent physical properties that make them an excellent choice for non-curing industrial strength lubricants. In particular, silicone compounds:
- require no mixing or curing
- has excellent lubricating properties
- dispense easily and allow for rework
- are non-corrosive
- are electrically insulating
- have wide operating temperature range and oxidative stability
- withstand harsh environments
- have low surface tension
- are water repellent