Krytox™ Lubricants 101
There are countless available lubricants in the market, from conventional mineral based products to specialty synthetic solutions – it can be tough to know which lubricant works best for you. Krytox™ Lubricants deliver best-in-class performance for the most difficult applications & environments where conventional lubricants do not deliver.
What is Krytox™?
Krytox™ Greases & Oils are fully fluorinated, synthetic performance lubricants. They were initially engineered for aerospace applications with demanding lubrication requirements where conventional, hydrocarbon-based lubricants just couldn't perform. Over the decades Krytox™ lubricants have been adapted for and adopted into a myriad of different industrial and automotive applications for extended term protection.
What is PFPE and Why Does it Matter?The Krytox™ family of lubricants are formulated with synthetic perfluoropolyakylether or perfluoropolyether (PFPEs). These PFPEs are also commonly referred to as perfluoroalkylethers (PFAE), perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAE), or "liquid teflon". The Krytox™ polymer chains are completely saturated and are composed entirely of fluorine, carbon and oxygen. A typical Krytox™ oil contains 21% Carbon, 9% Oxygen and 69% fluorine by weight.
Krytox™ Performance Greases & Oils provide exceptional performance attributes that are inherent to the chemical structure of perfluoropolyether (PFPE) and make them ideal lubricant solutions for the most demanding and complex requirements.
Benefits of Using PFPE Lubricants
Krytox™ Greases & Oils are 100% non-flammable. They do not have a flash point or autoignition temperature and will not combust even when exposed directly to a source of flame, increasing the facility safety compared to traditional lubricants.
Krytox™ Greases & Oils are entirely inert chemically and will not react with other chemicals, water, or other contaminants including chlorine & oxygen. By-products or breakdown are not a concern for Krytox™ solutions.
Due to the stable structure of PFPE, Krytox™ Lubricants can operate at a high level without performance loss from oil evaporation, oxidation or breakdown. In some instances, Krytox™ Lubricants can provide "lube-for-life" without the need for replenishment.
Unrivaled Temperature PerformancePFPE Lubricants, whether a grease or an oil, bring best-in-class thermal stability over a truly staggering range of low and high temperatures. In comparison to other mineral oil or hydrocarbon-based lubricant technologies it's easy to see the benefit from this synthetic chemistry for the most demanding enironments and high temperatures.
Why Use a Krytox™ Lubricant?
By using a Krytox™ Oil or Grease you can significantly increase reliability of equipment where conventional lubricants breakdown and cause damage. This provides your maintenance and operations manager peace-of-mind, knowing lubrication won’t be a root cause.
Krytox™ Grease and Oil last considerably longer in the field when compared to traditional mineral-oil based lubricants. Leading to fewer relubrication cycles and a reduction in overall repair & maintenance costs when equipment breaks down from wear.
Krytox™ Greases and Oils can extend planned maintenance cycles, leading to a reduction in required downtime to repair and refit equipment. Reducing lost profit & costs incurred by keeping production running longer & spending more time on critical operations.
Krytox™ Performance Solutions
Krytox™ Performance Lubricants are manufactured by the Chemours Company.