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Dry Lubricant Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of dry lubricant manufacturers and suppliers. Find dry lubricant companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture dry lubricants to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top dry lubricant manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the dry lubricant companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of dry lubricant sprays, dry film lubricants, or dry lubricants metal of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

Leading Companies:

  • Macedonia, OH 800-238-5823

    Here at Specialty Lubricants Corp we offer a full line of high performance lubricants. As an ISO 9001 certified company our customers know that they are receiving only the highest quality products in the industry! We are dedicated to providing our clients with customer service excellence at all times to keep them coming back to us for all of their lubricant needs. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; visit our website today!

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  • Medina, OH 888-239-3946

    American Synthol has been producing high performance, premium synthetic and semi-synthetic lubricants and fluids since 1983. Our advanced technology additive systems and super premium quality base fluids give Amerilube synthetic fluids exceptional performance even in the most demanding conditions. American Synthol's philosophy is to produce the best synthetic products in the industry.

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  • New Castle, DE 302-325-9880

    When it comes to dry lubricants ours are the driest around! Since our inception we have been committed to providing our customers with top of the line lubrication products. It is our business to keep your business moving as smoothly as possible! Our technicians will work closely with you to come up with a product that will fit your exact specifications. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; visit us online today!

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  • Menomonee Falls, WI 800-782-8850

    Since 1955, Jax Inc. has been a US-based industrial lubricant manufacturer. We specialized in manufacturing lubricants like heavy-duty lubricants, biodegradable and food-grade lubricants, and industrial lubricants. Our expert team is always working on innovating to manufacture even better lubricants to meet and exceed our customer's expectations.

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  • Long Beach, CA 562-595-8491

    Hasco Oil Company has been a privately held leader in the industrial lubricants industry. Since 1965 we have become an expert in industrial lubricants and continued to expand into all types of specialized lubricants. Our product lines include slideway lubricants, gear lubes, and other specialty oils.

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Dry Lubricants Industry Information

Dry Lubricants

Dry lubricants do not use a liquid media, but are able to provide lubrication while remaining in a solid state. Also called solid lubricants, dry lubricants can have high oxidative and thermal degradation resistance. Some advantages that dry lubricants provide include the ability to perform at extreme temperatures that would cause liquids to evaporate or freeze as well as clean operation because dirt and debris will not stick to solids like they would to liquids such as oil or grease.

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Applications of Dry Lubricants

Able to act as both a lubricant and a sealant, dry lubricants are often used in applications such as slide mechanisms, air compressors, railway track joints, space vehicles, catheters, bearings, circuit boards and transducers. Often referred to as a film or coating, dry lubricants bond to the surface of the machine or part and, as a result, offer a longer wear life than liquid lubricants, such as lubricating oil, which can be difficult to apply and retain.

Lubricating oils do have their advantages, including the fluidity to be stored in a system and replenish a supply automatically, such as oil within cars. Typical industries that benefit from the use of dry lubricants include aerospace, electronics, automotive, medical, petrochemical, industrial, food processing and agricultural.

Dry Lubricant Materials

Dry lubricants consist of four common materials, which are hexagonal boron nitride, graphite, molybdenum disulfide, PTFE and other less common, materials such as tungsten disulfide, talc, calcium fluoride, silicone and cerium fluoride.

Applying Lubricants

The lubricating properties of the major materials used to produce dry lubricants result from the weak bonding of layers on the molecular level. This weak bonding results in sliding when minimal force is applied, resulting in extremely low friction properties. Dry lubricants are applied to materials through spraying, tumbling, dipping, wiping or brushing, although spraying and dipping are the two most common methods, followed by thermal curing in order to provide bonding. Dry lubricants can be applied to numerous materials including rubber, glass, wood, copper, chromium, aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and titanium. In addition to being used to reduce friction between two moving parts that are in contact, dry lubricants can also serve as a back-up to liquid lubricants. For instance, a dry film lubricant can be placed under a grease lubricant in case there is a problem with the grease. Sometimes a lubricant can be applied incorrectly or be forgotten, which could be catastrophic for a machine without the dry lube backup in place.