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Krytox™ Performance Lubricants

Krytox™ Lubricants 101

There are countless lubricants available 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 and environments where conventional lubricants do not deliver.

What Is Krytox™?

Krytox™ greases and oils are fully fluorinated, synthetic performance lubricants. They were initially engineered for aerospace applications with demanding lubrication requirements where conventional, hydrocarbon-based lubricants just could not 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 perfluoropolyalkylethers or perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs). These PFPEs are also commonly referred to as perfluoroalkylethers (PFAE), perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAE), or "liquid Teflon". The Krytox™ polymer chains are completely saturated and 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% nonflammable.  They do not have a flash point or autoignition temperature and will not combust even when exposed directly to a flame source, increasing facility safety compared to traditional lubricants.

Completely Inert

Krytox™ greases & oils are entirely chemically inert and will not react with chemicals, water, or other contaminants including chlorine and oxygen.  Byproducts and breakdown are not a concern for Krytox™ solutions.

Longer Lasting

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 Performance

PFPE lubricants, whether greases or an oils, bring best-in-class thermal stability over a truly staggering range of low to high temperatures.  Compared to other mineral oil or hydrocarbon-based lubricant technologies, it is easy to see the benefit of this synthetic chemistry for the most demanding environments and high temperatures. 

Why Use a Krytox™ Lubricant?


Using a Krytox™ oil or grease can significantly increase equipment reliability, where conventional lubricants break down and cause damage. This provides your maintenance and operations manager peace-of-mind, knowing lubrication will not be a root cause.

Cost Savings

Krytox™ grease and oil last considerably longer in the field than traditional mineral-oil based lubricants. This leads to fewer relubrication cycles and reduced overall repair and maintenance costs when equipment breaks down from wear.

Less Maintenance 

Krytox™ greases and oils can extend planned maintenance cycles, reducing required downtime to repair and refit equipment.  This also keeps production running longer and spending more time on ciritical operations, minimizing lost profit and costs.

Krytox™ Performance Solutions

Krytox™ Performance Lubricants are manufactured by the Chemours Company.

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