If there is the possibility of lubricants coming into contact with very aggressive media such as acids or bases, there is no alternative to the use of perfluorinated oils and solid lubricants. The perfluorinated oils are also called PFPE (perfluorinated polyether) and the corresponding solid lubricants are called PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). These substances, that are very expensive to manufacture, can be considered as chemically inert. They are very resistant to oxidation. At FUCHS LUBRITECH you can find PFPE and PTFE in both the CARBAFLO and GLEITMO product ranges, with very different fields of application.
GLEITMO range: oxygen resistant pastes
The oxygen-resistant pastes of the GLEITMO 59 range are distinguished by a high lubrication performance in combination with a resistance to oxygen pressure. Depending on the lubricant there is a resistance to oxygen pressure surges up to 400 bar and a simultaneous suitability for liquid oxygen applications. For all items of this range, each batch is subjected to a test for oxygen pressure resistance at an accredited testing institute. These lubricants are produced in accordance with the very sensitive applications in a specially designed clean room.
Perfluorinated pastes at a glance:
CARBAFLO 2160 is an excellent choice for the lubrication of sliding elements in sunroofs, mirrors and other car elements with oscillatory motion. The lubricant suppresses the formation of noise in any weather condition and, with its chemically inert components, remains entirely unaffected by all environmental influences.
CARBAFLO 2371 / 2372 / 2455
The pastes CARBAFLO 2371, CARBAFLO 2372 and CARBAFLO 2455 are used in, among others, high-temperature bearings, sliding guides, electrical components such as plug contacts and further machine elements. CARBAFLO 2455 includes also a UV indicator showing under the appropriate illumination, which makes clear that the lubricant has been applied.
CARBAFLO 4701 (SF)
CARBAFLO 4701 and CARBAFLO 4701 SF are the first choice for chains, bearings or other grease-lubricated items with high levels of chemical and thermal stress, above all when relubrication is difficult or not possible.
GLEITMO 591 / 593 (OX)
GLEITMO 595 MP
GLEITMO 599 is, with its oxygen pressure resistance of at least 400 bar and its suitability for liquid oxygen, the high-performance lubricant in the GLEITMO 59 product range. This makes the lubricant suitable for all high-pressure conduits and valves such as in medical applications, diving sport and also in welding installations.