PFPE, A Unique Lubricant for a Unique Application
CASTROL INDUSTRIAL NORTH AMERICA DOWNERS GROVE IL
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PFPE Perfluoropolyether is a clear colorless fluorinated synthetic oil that is nonreactive, nonflammable, safe in chemical and oxygen service, and is long lasting. PFPE grease is made by mixing different types of non-soap thickeners with the PFPE base oil. This paper highlights the unique properties physical and chemical of the PFPE as well as its unique application in areas where other lubricants are deficient. This paper includes methods of applying PFPE in oil and grease form, manufacturing of PFPE, and the benefits of using PFPE lubricants. Also, it includes a general overview of a hybrid grease--a grease suitable for less severe applications than PFPE yet superior to conventional greases produced by combining fluorinated greases with mineralsynthetic oils.
- Physical Chemistry
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids