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Industrial grease components

Modern lubricating greases for your formulation tasks

The applications of lubricating greases extend far beyond simply lubricating. They may also be used as sealants, corrosion inhibitors, shock absorbers, and noise suppressants. Thus, the versatility and variation of lubricating greases are unprecedented when compared with “standard” industrial lubricants. As a formulator, it is crucial to have a wide range of high-quality and well-characterized base oils, components and additives on hand.

For industrial greases, Clariant offers a broad range of specialty ingredients. Among others, Clariant offers thickener for terephthalamate greases, precursors for polyurea greases, a range of polyalkylene glycols for ISO VG classes from 32-1000 and various other additives. 

The chemistry of polyalkylene glycols can be varied in many ways for example via adjusting the starting alcohol, amounts of ethylene and propylene oxide, or catalysts used. This makes them very versatile and helps to tailor their properties to achieve certain desirable benefits:

  • Viscosity,
  • Polarity and water solubility,
  • Freezing point
  • Thermal properties,
  • Lubrication,
  • Hydrodynamic friction

Many of Clariant’s polyglycol products are registered on the LuSC list and comply with the updated 2020 criteria for sustainability requiring EU Ecolabel certifications for lubricants. Additionally, a wide range of these polyalkylene glycols are also listed as HX1 ingredients for the formulation for food-grade lubricants under the NSF.

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HYDROPHOBIC PAGs (B 01)
HYDROPHILIC PAGs (B 11 & D 21) HYDROPHILIC PAG BM 11/580
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PROS

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  • Excellent pour points
  • Water repellent, soluble in hydrophobic media
  • Biodegradable, suited for formulating eco-labeled greases
  • High thermo-oxidative stability
  • Suited for formulating H1 food-approved greases
  • Water repellent
  • Good lubricity
  • Biodegradable, suited for formulating eco-labeled greases
  • Excellent pour points
  • High thermo-oxidative stability
  • Excellent lubricity
  • Biodegradable, suited for formulating eco-labeled greases
  • Suited for formulating H1 food-approved greases
  • Excellent pour point
  • Miscible both in water and some hydrophobic media
  • High viscosity index relative to molecular weight

CONS

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  • Low thermo-oxidative stability
  • Low lubrication properties
  • Not suited for formulating H1 food-approved greases
  • Not suited for formulating eco-labeled greases
  • Low thermo-oxidative stability
  • Tendency for water physisorption
  • Absolutely immiscible with hydrophobic media
  • Not suited for formulating H1 food-approved greases
  • Tendency for water physisorption
  • Absolutely immiscible with hydrophobic media
  • Low thermo-oxidative stability
  • Low lubrication properties
  • Not suited for formulating H1 food-approved greases

Product highlights

Thickener & intermediates

  • Genamin 8 R 100 D

    Genamin 8 R 100 D is used as an intermediate for polyurea greases. Its appearance is a colourless liquid.

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  • Genamin SH 100 D P

    Genamin SH 100 D is a primary amine and used as an intermediate for polyurea greases.

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  • Hostagel HT 300

    The alkali and alkaline earth salts of Hostagel HT 300 are used as gel-forming agents or thickeners for the production of greases for special applications at high and low temperatures, exposure to high pressure, high and low revolutions, aggressive media, etc. The average concentration used is 10 % by weight, calculated on the liquid basestock. These so-called terephthalamate greases have relatively high drop points, very good water stability and low penetration values. Depending on the property and application of the grease, mineral oils as well as synthetic oils such as dicarboxylicacid esters, silicones/siloxanes, polyalkylene glycols, polyalphaolefines, alkyl benzenes and polyalkylene ethers can be used as basestocks.

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Grease additives

  • Hostagliss L4

    Hostagliss L4 is a complex ester and used as lubricity improver and water-dispersable corrosion inhibitor for milky, semisynthetic and neat oil metalworking fluids. Furthermore it is used as synthetic base fluid for rolling emulsions. Hostagliss L4 is also listed on the “Lubricant Substance Classification list (LuSC). Thus suitable for lubricants with European Ecolabel certification.

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  • Hostagliss PA 135

    Hostagliss PA 135 is a polar polymer with multiple functional groups exhibiting a high affinity to metal surfaces. Hostagliss PA135 has good lubricity and anti-wear properties and it is used as a component of non-water miscible metal working fluids such as cutting oils or deep drawing oils. Other applications are rolling emulsions, gear oils and greases.

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  • Hostacor ITD

    Hostacor ITD is a versatile performance additive for metal working fluids and lubricants. Besides of being an effective EP/AW additive, it provides excellent corrosion protection for steel and aluminum alloys while reducing copper and cobalt leaching. Hostacor ITD is recommended for metal working fluids (emulsions, semi-synthetic neat oil), rolling oils & emulsions, fire-resistant hydraulic fluids (HFD, HFD-U) and gear oils.

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PAG

  • Polyglykol B01/20

    Polyglykol B01/20 is a polyalkylene glycol (PAG) to be used as synthetic base fluid in high performance lubricants with low friction coefficients, excellent wear properties and good thermal stability.

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  • Polyglykol BM 11/580

    Polyglykol BM 11/580 is a linear butyl and methyl end-capped polyalkylene glycol (PAG) to be used as a synthetic base fluid for high performance lubricants with low friction coefficients, excellent wear properties and good thermal stability.

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  • Polyglykol D21/700

    Polyglykol D21/700 is a polyalkylene glycol (PAG) to be used as synthetic base fluid in high performance lubricants with low friction coefficients, excellent wear properties and good thermal stability.

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