It is precisely in the marginal areas of grease lubrication where pastes exhibit their exceptional efficiency. Even with slow movements, under very high pressure, or in case of oscillatory or sudden loads, they inhibit metallic contact, thus preventing or reducing wear, such as scuffing.
The primary function of the pastes is in areas of application which cannot be handled by grease or oil. For example, at slow speeds an inadequate lubricant separation film is formed in the contact zones of the moving parts. Metal contact and hence higher wear occur (scuffing). This wear can be avoided or reduced by the use of solid lubricants. Pastes with white solid lubricants play a special role. Solid white lubricants are various inorganic compounds which are capable of forming reactive layers on the metallic base material in tribo-contact under specific pressure and temperature conditions. These layers reduce friction and protect against wear, even under extreme loads.
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What is the difference between pastes and greases?
Pastes are lubricants, which contain special solid lubricants to optimise their lubrication performance. According to their content of solid lubricants we distinguish: Greases up to 10% and pastes above 10%.