IKV Group

Speciality Lubricants

Rubber & Plastics

Rubber Seal Applications

O rings, seals and sealing systems can all benefit from the use of a lubricant to aid assembly and eliminate pinching and unwanted friction, enhance their sealing performance and reduce wear.

The use of rubber seals creates problems for quality and efficiency in today’s demanding industries where reduction in assembly time and the elimination of noise is of primary concern to design engineers.

To solve these problems the friction coefficient must be lowered to:-

  • Ease assembly
  • Assure that the seal is seated properly without tension that may cause premature wear, or defective sealing
  • Eliminate the risk of rupture (as with the Fluorosilicone)
  • Eliminate stick-slip concerns (noise and squeaks) where microtapping is present

Both water and solvent based rubber compatible products are available from IKV.

The choice of product depends on the desired endurance, the risk of contact with dust, and the transfer of product associated with handling. The film created by the IKV-FILMSEC RANGE is barely visible but many products are available with the UV tracer material so that it can be detected and monitored on the assembly line.

Plastic Compatible Lubricants

IKV manufacture a full range of special oils and greases for all plastics including Polycarbonate & ABS. These are used in a diverse range of applications from bearings & bushes to linkages & pivots where compatibility of the lubricant is critical.

See below information about the IKV FILMSEC RANGE which is manufactured from fully synthetic base products including polyglycols, perfluorinated fluids, PTFE and other dry film lubricants. Some are solvent based and others are water based offering a product to match the requirements of the application.

IKV-FILMSEC 1010 is a dispersion of tetrafluoroethylene telomers in isopropyl alcohol.

After evaporation of the solvent, it remains as a white and waxy lubricant, which with its high content in fluorine, exhibits the following properties:

  • Outstanding lubricity
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • A high degree of chemical inertness
  • Non flammable
  • Insoluble
  • Excellent non-stick and separation qualities
  • Reduces the friction coefficient

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