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IKV Launch Lubricant for Curtain Sided Trailers & Load Restraint Systems

Our IKV MULTI-LUBE TF is a high technology special lubricating dispersion of PTFE added to a blend of synthetic base oils and a carrier fluid to aid penetration. It offers exceptional performance in specialised areas such as curtain sided truck runners, roller door guides to make side curtains slide freely, eliminates friction and dries tack-free so dust and dirt do not accumulate.

It also serves to reduce the force required by operators to open & close the curtains thereby helping to eliminate the potential for RSI (repetitive strain injury) where repeated operations are necessary.

IKV MULTI-LUBE TF also has high load carrying capacity & exceptional resistance to arduous conditions, weathering and contamination. IKV MULTI-LUBE TF contains a solvent carrier which ensures that it penetrates into the working area and inaccessible areas so is in effect a combined penetrant & lubricant. It also serves to break down corroded material and other deposits. The PTFE then forms a lubricating film that repels water, dust and other contaminants.

What is PTFE?

PTFE is a fluorocarbon solid which has one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any solid. Where used as a lubricant, PTFE reduces friction, wear and energy consumption of machinery.The PTFE dry film lubricant resists temperatures in excess of 250°C. It also has excellent inertness and significantly reduces the friction co-efficient between mating surfaces.

IKV MULTI-LUBE TF can be applied by brush, pump  spray or back pack sprayer with lance for larger applications & hard to reach areas. The material should be agitated by shaking or stirring before use.

IKV MULTI-LUBE TF is equally effective for:-

  • General lubrication
  • Chains
  • Cables
  • Hinges
  • Brake and Clutch pedals
  • Sunroof Mechanisms
  • Bonnet Catches
  • Seat Runners
  • Electric Aerials,
  • Runners on curtain-sided trucks
  • Gear-change Cables

It is non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-staining & can be utilised in any areas where a light lubricant or penetrant is required and following the introduction of VOSA (Vehicle Operator & Services Agency) and HSE (Health & Safety Executive) guidelines in 2012 addressing their concerns  that a significant number of vehicles containing loads were not sufficiently restrained, VOSA drafted a matrix distinguishing between various types of loads and has three categories of severity for assessing load securing.

The securing of loads is assessed against a matrix and may result in prohibition action where a high risk failure to secure adequately is identified. These regulations indicate that loads must be secured if necessary by physical restraint other than their own weight in order to protect drivers, other road users and to prevent damage to loads.

As a result various restraint systems are now available and these new restraining and containment systems require lubrication for effective operation. We also have a range of PTFE based aerosols which can be used for  convenient application in a simple to use and efficient package.

Please contact us for guidance on the best product for your application.

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