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Speciality Lubricants

Trailer Curtain and Restraint System Lubricant

Our IKV TRIBOFOOD X-TREME TF is a lubricant for runners in curtain sided trailers for use on curtain runners and load restraint systems. It is a 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, air bridge curtain tracking. It eliminates friction and dries tack-free so dust and dirt do not accumulate.

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.

Our IKV TRIBOFOOD X-TREME TF is a lubricant for curtain sided truck runners. 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 TRIBOFOOD X-TREME TF also has high load carrying capacity & exceptional resistance to arduous conditions, weathering and contamination.

IKV TRIBOFOOD X-TREME 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.

PTFE is a fluorocarbon solid which has one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any solid. It is very non-reactive and so is often used in pipework for corrosive chemicals. 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 TRIBOFOOD X-TREME TF  can be applied by brush or spray. The material should be agitated by shaking or stirring before use.

IKV TRIBOFOOD X-TREME TF is effective for:-

  • Seat Runners
  • Runners on curtain-sided trucks
  • General lubrication
  • Ratchet straps
  • Bungee record runners
  • Trailer tail lifts
  • Cables
  • Chains
  • Hinges
  • Brake and Clutch pedals
  • Sunroof Mechanisms
  • Bonnet Catches
  • Electric Aerials
  • 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.

We also have a range of PTFE 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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