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 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 known as perfluoropolyakylethers or 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 PFPE and make them ideal lubricant solutions for the most demanding and complex requirements.
PFPE-based Lubricant Benefits
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 Performance
PFPE-based greases and oils bring best-in-class thermal stability over a truly staggering temperature range. In comparison to other lubricant technologies it's easy to see the benefit from this synthetic chemistry for the most demanding applications.
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™ Greases and Oils 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.