Lubricants for Common Design Problems

Lubricants do more than reduce friction to ensure smooth operation and long component life. They also solve operational problems like excessive noise, rust and corrosion. They can correct motion control issues. They can also reduce the force it requires to assemble mating parts, like multi-pin connectors. Click on any of the common design problems listed below to review a sampling of Syn-Tech’s problem-solving lubricants.

Material wear between two moving components is due to small asperities, or bumps, grabbing and breaking off. A good antiwear lubricant will prevent this loss of material while extending operating life. A lubricant can provide antiwear properties by way of maintaining a film that keeps parts separated. Under higher loads special antiwear additives are needed. These can be in chemical form, that harden metals to prevent asperity breakage, or solid additives. Solid additives can be PTFE, molybdenum disulfide, graphite, etc.

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(Temperature Range °C)
DescriptionData SheetSDSSample Request
NS-711-G
-54 to 140

A synthetic NLGI 2 gear and bearing grease. Formulated with a synergistic blend of base fluids for enhanced metals wetting, long life friction reduction, antiwear and mild EP under boundary layer lubrication conditions on steel components. Also an excellent lubricant for plastic gears and bearings. NS-711-G was designed for highly loaded applications such as power tools, automotive starters, electric steering and power seat actuators. It imparts reduced friction on acme nut or ball lead screws as well as worm gear drives.

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NS-10895-G
-40 to 135

A PTFE fortified synthetic grease designed for use in applications requiring a long life, low oxidation rate lubricant that reduces friction and wear as well as providing damping and noise control. Formulated with extreme pressure and anti-wear additives along with excellent rust and corrosion protection, this product can be used in applications requiring both low and high temperature performance on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Applications might include light duty gearboxes, bearings, cables, plastic gears, slides, etc.

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NS-12290-G
-40 to 177

A high viscosity tacky non-melting synthetic grease designed for applications requiring long service life, shear stability, and anti-wear properties as well as excellent rust and corrosion protection. Formulated with extreme pressure additives and PTFE for high load capability.

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NS-1913-G
-32 to 82

"Medium viscosity EP/antiwear grease designed to be resistant to hexane solvent washout. It is not compatible with most mineral oil and synthetic greases. Non-melting thickener. NSF H1 "

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NS-1813-G
-37 to 191

NS-1813-G is an NSF H-1 synthetic hydrocarbon grease for gears, bearings and slides. It's high temperature non-melting thickener, PAO base fluid and corrosion protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals insures long life lubrication. Operating temperature range of -35°F to 300°F (shorter term usage at up to 375°F). Fortified for extreme pressure and antiwear additives for highly loaded applications.

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NS-4209-G
-40 to 200

NS-4209-G is a synthetic hydrocarbon based general purpose food grade grease. This product provides excellent antiwear resistance with a wide operating temperature range. Formulated with a water washout resistant aluminum complex thickener and additives for corrosion prevention for metals. NSF H1.

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NS-7311-FG
-30 to 150

An EP/antiwear fluid grease with extremely low oil separation for use in gearboxes with marginal seals. This product is formulated with a unique thickener system that flows like an oil but resists leaking out of poor case seals on gearboxes originally designed for greases. For use on steel, bronze or plastic gears. Excellent lubrication for worm gears.

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NS-5115-G
-40 to 200

A fully synthetic NLGI 2 grease formulated to provide friction reduction, antiwear and mild EP protection with premium corrosion protection for gears and bearings. A high viscosity index PAO base fluid provides low drag lubrication at lower operating temperatures. Its shear resistant calcium sulfonate complex thickener system provides a consistent lubrication film and is extremely resistant to moisture, humidity and steam.

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NS-62150-GM
-60 to 200

NS-62150-GM was designed to provide long life lubrication of highly loaded components over an extremely wide temperature range. It is made with the highest quality PFPE base fluids which are chemically inert with most acids, fuels, and oxidizing agents. Contains rust inhibiting, antiwear and EP additives for metal on metal applications. Extremely stable in the presence of oxygen.

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NS-6111-G
-48 to 140

An NLGI 1 synthetic grease designed to lubricate and protect metal on metal interfaces against wear. It will also provide reduced friction and smooth feel to plastic on plastic and plastic on metal sliding interfaces while providing corrosion protection for both ferrous and nonferrous metals. The use of a high performance low viscosity synthetic base fluid allows for excellent low temperature use with good high temperature damping ability. This product exhibits excellent mechanical stability and extremely low fluid migration or bleed, with low evaporation at high temperatures. May be used in gearboxes, bearings, cables, mechanical sections of switches and other similar devices.

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NS-4318-G
-20°C to 100°C

NS-4318-G is a synthetic hydrocarbon based grease with a water washout resistant special calcium thickener. This product provides load carrying performance and reduced wear for steel and brass component. This grease also has excellent salt water corrosion protection and superior water washout and spray off properties for bearings and gears.

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Buzz and rattle are due to separations between parts that allow them to bang together when vibrated. Anti-rattle and buzz lubricants provide a viscous body between parts to damp motion and alter resonant frequencies. Squeak is due to static friction. Anti-squeak lubricants provide smooth transitions between static and dynamic operation. The correct lubricant will provide low breakaway forces and smooth, controlled motion for a quality feel.

Product
(Temperature Range °C)
DescriptionData SheetSDSSample Request
NS-12290-G
-40 to 177

A high viscosity tacky non-melting synthetic grease designed for applications requiring long service life, shear stability, and anti-wear properties as well as excellent rust and corrosion protection. Formulated with extreme pressure additives and PTFE for high load capability.

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NS-8904-G
-40 to 135

A high viscosity silicone grease formulated with PTFE for applications requiring damping and noise control properties. High stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic on plastic or metal on plastic interfaces.

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NS-1705-G
-50 to 150

A low viscosity silicone grease formulated with PTFE for applications requiring damping, stick-slip reduction and noise control properties. High mechanical stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic on plastic or metal on plastic interfaces.

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NS-1315-G
-40 to 135

A medium viscosity synthetic hydrocarbon based grease designed for motion damping and noise control with high squeeze-out resistance. Formulated with a high viscosity index base fluid for a very wide operating temperature range and PTFE for wear and friction reduction..

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NS-50050-GT
-55 to 125

A low viscosity synthetic hydrocarbon grease that provides consistant damping over a wide operating temperature range. PTFE enhanced for improved friction reduction and smooth breakaway. This product also provides antiwear and mild extreme pressure protection.

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NS-2518-G
-40 to 175

A extemely high viscosity silicone grease formulated with PTFE for applications requiring ultimate damping and noise control properties. High stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic on plastic or metal on plastic interfaces.

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NS-4017K-G
-40 to 175

A very high viscosity silicone fluid based, PTFE enhanced, grease formulated for applications requiring damping and noise control properties. High stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic to plastic or metal to plastic and other lightly loaded mechanical interfaces.

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NS-1508-G
-40 to 135

A medium viscosity silicone based grease with very good water resistance. Contains PTFE for enhanced friction reduction. Excellent plastic and elastomer lubrication capabilities. Low volatility provides for a long service life.

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NS-43500-H
-54 to 175

A medium viscosity silicone based grease with excellent plastic and elastomer lubrication capabilities. Low volatility provides for a long service life.

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NS-1802-G
-40 to 150

A synthetic hydrocarbon based grease that provides smooth feel to plastic on plastic and plastic on metal sliding interfaces while providing corrosion protection for nonferrous metals. The use of a high performance viscosity modifier combined with a low viscosity base fluid allows for excellent low temperature use with good high temperature damping ability. This product exhibits excellent mechanical stability and extremely low fluid migration, with low evaporation at high temperatures. Lower mechanical friction and anti-wear at higher temperatures are also exhibited.

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Lubricants that ease installation of tight-fitting rubber, metal and plastic parts by reducing the force needed for insertion while being compatible with surrounding plastics, metals and elastomers are one of our specialties. Syn-Tech Ltd. has lubricants that are excellent for use on sub-assembled parts and ideal for use on non-porous and coated rubber parts as well as all types of plastics. A correctly formulated lubricant can greatly reduce insertion forces to aid in assembly and resist long term high temperature exposure to prevent sticking during disassembly.

Product
(Temperature Range °C)
DescriptionData SheetSDSSample Request
NS-6074-F
-20 to 80

A tacky assembly aid to "stick-hold" parts together in mechanisms such as gear boxes, pumps, and engine accessories. NS-6074-F is also used to "wet out" or lubricate O-rings prior to pressing them into cavities, preventing chafing or tearing of O-ring surface.

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NS-4313-F
-40 to 120

A medium viscosity synthetic hydrocarbon assembly oil formulated to reduce friction and wear during assembly of engine components. Does not contain additives that can cause skin irritation and rashes.

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Friction will increase energy usage, enabling parts to overheat and create unwanted noise. Friction is caused by tiny asperities, or bumps, on surfaces that lock together and prevent motion. A properly selected lubricant will create a thin film that can greatly reduce friction by keeping the asperities separated, providing reduced energy consumption, minimize increases in temperature and eliminate noise.

Product
(Temperature Range °C)
DescriptionData SheetSDSSample Request
NS-1315-G
-40 to 135

A medium viscosity synthetic hydrocarbon based grease designed for motion damping and noise control with high squeeze-out resistance. Formulated with a high viscosity index base fluid for a very wide operating temperature range and PTFE for wear and friction reduction..

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NS-12290-G
-40 to 177

A high viscosity tacky non-melting synthetic grease designed for applications requiring long service life, shear stability, and anti-wear properties as well as excellent rust and corrosion protection. Formulated with extreme pressure additives and PTFE for high load capability.

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NS-5014-G
-40 to 125

A friction reducing lubricant for polymers and metals requiring high squeeze-out resistance, good low temperature performance and low migration. Formulated with synthetic hydrocarbon fluids for good materials compatibility and PTFE for long lasting friction reduction and noise control. Excellent resistance to squeeze-out reduces component stick-slip for smooth break-away.

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NS-1705-G
-50 to 150

A low viscosity silicone grease formulated with PTFE for applications requiring damping, stick-slip reduction and noise control properties. High mechanical stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic on plastic or metal on plastic interfaces.

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NS-8904-G
-40 to 135

A high viscosity silicone grease formulated with PTFE for applications requiring damping and noise control properties. High stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic on plastic or metal on plastic interfaces.

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NS-2717-G
-18 to 125

NS-2717-G is a multipurpose semi-synthetic friction reducing lubricant. Provides enhanced wear protection for non-ferrous metals such as brass and copper. Protects steel against rust and corrosion as well as protecting brass and other non-ferrous metals from corrosion. PTFE fortified for low friction.

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NS-1802-G
-40 to 150

A synthetic hydrocarbon based grease that provides smooth feel to plastic on plastic and plastic on metal sliding interfaces while providing corrosion protection for nonferrous metals. The use of a high performance viscosity modifier combined with a low viscosity base fluid allows for excellent low temperature use with good high temperature damping ability. This product exhibits excellent mechanical stability and extremely low fluid migration, with low evaporation at high temperatures. Lower mechanical friction and anti-wear at higher temperatures are also exhibited.

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High temperature lubricants need to resist oxidation and evaporation in order to maintain a proper lubricating film. Low temperature lubricants should be formulated so that they provide the correct viscosity needed under sub-zero conditions without being too low in viscosity to prevent operation at higher temperatures. Wide temperature range lubricants, good at both high temperatures (>300°F) and low temperatures (<-40°F), are possible when using the right blend of synthetic base fluid and thickener.

Product
(Temperature Range °C)
DescriptionData SheetSDSSample Request
NS-1705-G
-50 to 150

A low viscosity silicone grease formulated with PTFE for applications requiring damping, stick-slip reduction and noise control properties. High mechanical stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic on plastic or metal on plastic interfaces.

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NS-8904-G
-40 to 135

A high viscosity silicone grease formulated with PTFE for applications requiring damping and noise control properties. High stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic on plastic or metal on plastic interfaces.

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NS-40018-GL2
-65 to 125

A very low silicone fluid based grease formulated for applications requiring a lubricant with friction reduction, damping and noise control properties. High stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Good anti-wear for plastic to plastic or metal to plastic and other lightly loaded mechanical interfaces.

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NS-3297-G
-40 to 121

A fully synthetic grease designed for use in both mechanical and electrical interfaces. This product was formulated to reduce friction and wear on low current (<0.5 amp) sliding electrical contacts. It provides corrosion protection for non-ferrous metals such as copper and silver over a temperature range of -40°C to +121°C. This product exhibits excellent mechanical stability and low fluid migration, with low evaporation at high temperatures.

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NS-62100-H
-65 to 200

Designed to provide long life lubrication over an extremely wide temperature range. It is made with the highest quality PFPE base fluid which is chemically inert with most acids, fuels, and oxidizing agents. Contains rust inhibiting, antiwear and EP additives for metal on metal applications. Extremely stable in the presence of oxygen.

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NS-6716-G
10 to 300

A synthetic PPE based grease for high temperature applications. Extremely resistant to oxidation and radiation degradation. Thermally stable to 450°C. Very low volitility.

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Designed to give rotary and linear human interface controls a feeling of fluid motion, Syn-Tech Ltd’s smooth feel greases eliminate the stiff, jerky action commonly associated with knobs, levers, and sliders. This can allow the user to set controls quicker and more accurately by preventing ‘stiction’ induced overshoot during fine-tuning and direction changes. Furthermore, smooth feel lubricants prolong the life of components by reducing the effort required to move the controls thereby minimizing strain placed on the mechanism.

Product
(Temperature Range °C)
DescriptionData SheetSDSSample Request
NS-1802-G
-40 to 150

A synthetic hydrocarbon based grease that provides smooth feel to plastic on plastic and plastic on metal sliding interfaces while providing corrosion protection for nonferrous metals. The use of a high performance viscosity modifier combined with a low viscosity base fluid allows for excellent low temperature use with good high temperature damping ability. This product exhibits excellent mechanical stability and extremely low fluid migration, with low evaporation at high temperatures. Lower mechanical friction and anti-wear at higher temperatures are also exhibited.

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NS-43500-H
-54 to 175

A medium viscosity silicone based grease with excellent plastic and elastomer lubrication capabilities. Low volatility provides for a long service life.

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NS-8904-G
-40 to 135

A high viscosity silicone grease formulated with PTFE for applications requiring damping and noise control properties. High stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic on plastic or metal on plastic interfaces.

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NS-4017K-G
-40 to 175

A very high viscosity silicone fluid based, PTFE enhanced, grease formulated for applications requiring damping and noise control properties. High stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic to plastic or metal to plastic and other lightly loaded mechanical interfaces.

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NS-2518-G
-40 to 175

A extemely high viscosity silicone grease formulated with PTFE for applications requiring ultimate damping and noise control properties. High stability, low migration and oil separation, multi-plastics compatibility and wide operating temperature range are additional features of this product. Excellent anti-wear for plastic on plastic or metal on plastic interfaces.

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NS-6404-G
-40 to 149

NS-6404-G was designed to provide smooth feel to plastic-plastic and plastic-metal sliding interfaces while providing corrosion protection for nonferrous metals. The use of a high performance polymer combined with a low viscosity base fluid allows for excellent low temperature mobility with good high temperature damping ability. This product exhibits excellent mechanical stability and extremely low fluid migration, with low evaporation at high temperatures. Lower mechanical friction and improved anti-wear at higher temperatures are also exhibited. May be used in mechanical sections of switches, small gearboxes, wiper motors, cables and other similar devices.

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NS-50050-GT
-55 to 125

A low viscosity synthetic hydrocarbon grease that provides consistant damping over a wide operating temperature range. PTFE enhanced for improved friction reduction and smooth breakaway. This product also provides antiwear and mild extreme pressure protection.

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NS-50100-G
-45 to 125

A clear, medium viscosity synthetic hydrocarbon grease that provides consistant damping over a wide operating temperature range. This product also provides antiwear and mild extreme pressure protection.

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NS-1315-G
-40 to 135

A medium viscosity synthetic hydrocarbon based grease designed for motion damping and noise control with high squeeze-out resistance. Formulated with a high viscosity index base fluid for a very wide operating temperature range and PTFE for wear and friction reduction..

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Engineers are now pushing the limits of switches, gears, cables, etc, by making them smaller and lighter in weight while increasing the requirements of the lubricant. Oil migration from a lubricant can create contamination of electrical contacts, leakage from gearboxes, staining of plastics, fabrics, etc. This can cause failures increasing warranty work, and the potential for recalls. Syn-Tech Ltd. has created a proprietary technique that changed how oil migration from lubricating greases is controlled.

Product
(Temperature Range °C)
DescriptionData SheetSDSSample Request
NS-10895-G
-40 to 135

A PTFE fortified synthetic grease designed for use in applications requiring a long life, low oxidation rate lubricant that reduces friction and wear as well as providing damping and noise control. Formulated with extreme pressure and anti-wear additives along with excellent rust and corrosion protection, this product can be used in applications requiring both low and high temperature performance on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Applications might include light duty gearboxes, bearings, cables, plastic gears, slides, etc.

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NS-1802-G
-40 to 150

A synthetic hydrocarbon based grease that provides smooth feel to plastic on plastic and plastic on metal sliding interfaces while providing corrosion protection for nonferrous metals. The use of a high performance viscosity modifier combined with a low viscosity base fluid allows for excellent low temperature use with good high temperature damping ability. This product exhibits excellent mechanical stability and extremely low fluid migration, with low evaporation at high temperatures. Lower mechanical friction and anti-wear at higher temperatures are also exhibited.

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NS-6111-G
-48 to 140

An NLGI 1 synthetic grease designed to lubricate and protect metal on metal interfaces against wear. It will also provide reduced friction and smooth feel to plastic on plastic and plastic on metal sliding interfaces while providing corrosion protection for both ferrous and nonferrous metals. The use of a high performance low viscosity synthetic base fluid allows for excellent low temperature use with good high temperature damping ability. This product exhibits excellent mechanical stability and extremely low fluid migration or bleed, with low evaporation at high temperatures. May be used in gearboxes, bearings, cables, mechanical sections of switches and other similar devices.

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NS-311-G
-30 to 190

NS-311-G is a high temperature grease designed to provide excellent antiwear with reduced friction on high temperature hinges and bearings. Formulated with a synthetic hybrid base fluid and a high temperature capability lithium complex thickener system, this product exhibits high worked stability as well as high static "stay in place" stability by not slumping and migrating at elevated temperatures.

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NS-1008-FG
-40 to 135

An EP/antiwear fluid grease with extremely low oil separation for use in gearboxes with marginal seals. This product is formulated with a unique thickener that flows like an oil but resists leaking out of poor case seals on gearboxes originally designed for greases. For use on steel, bronze or plastic gears. Excellent lubrication for worm gears.

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NS-1018-SBO
-40 to 110

A unique combination of an ISO 100 synthetic hydrocarbon oil in a solid porous polymer carrier formulated to lubricate ball, tapered roller, needle roller, spherical roller and cylindrical roller bearings. The porous polymer carrier slowly releases oil to the bearing components. The carrier also forms a wall, blocking particular contaminants without the need for expensive seals. The solid polymer gell matrix is formed after heating the bearing with NS-1018-SBO to 145°C or greater for 30 minutes.

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Corrosion is the deterioration of a metal as a result of chemical reactions between it and the surrounding environment. Rust is the corrosion of metals containing iron. Insufficient corrosion protection will lead to the degradation of the part being lubricated and left unprotected corrosion can create pitted, irregular surfaces. Corrosion of electrical contacts will create excessive circuit resistance. Properly developed lubricants, which include the correct corrosion and rust preventive additives, control and prevent corrosion and ensure surfaces are protected to enable extended operating life.

Product
(Temperature Range °C)
DescriptionData SheetSDSSample Request
NS-1517-F
-15 to 100

NS-1517-F is a mineral oil based rust preventive oil for outdoor and marine environments. Forms a stable, thin film for long term protection. Does not contain nitrites, amines, chlorides or barium compounds.

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NS-50040-GC
-40 to 135

NS-50040-GC is an electrical connector grease for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Specifically formulated for long life corrosion protection, vibration damping, fretting control and moisture resistance in elevated temperature environments. Contains a UV tracer.

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NS-4318-G
-20°C to 100°C

NS-4318-G is a synthetic hydrocarbon based grease with a water washout resistant special calcium thickener. This product provides load carrying performance and reduced wear for steel and brass component. This grease also has excellent salt water corrosion protection and superior water washout and spray off properties for bearings and gears.

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