Lubricants from our ABS store are available in various consistencies, more or less liquid. They meet the requirements for operation in harsh conditions, with heavy loads, over a wide range of temperatures and from low to high speeds. The main applications of plastic lubricants available on our website are: gears, all kinds of bearings, conveyor systems, guides, drives, pumps, valves, sockets and shafts.
Plastic lubricants - product characteristics
Plastic greases can be used both in places with low temperatures and in places with high temperatures. They are resistant to high temperatures and do not melt, which makes them ideal for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. Some greases are also resistant to water and moisture, which makes them particularly useful in areas exposed to water, such as bridge and ship structures. Other plastic greases are resistant to chemicals and can be used in the chemical industry to lubricate machinery and equipment exposed to various chemicals.
Plastic lubricants are substances with a consistency from liquid to solid, consisting of a liquid phase and a thickener, i.e. a gelling substance. Some greases also contain microscopic solids. The quality and composition of these components determine the main properties of the lubricant. Special additives are added to the grease to improve certain operating properties and to adapt the grease to specific applications.
The latest technological processes make it possible to obtain a uniform grease structure. The liquid phase is the basic component of plastic grease and constitutes from 70 to 90% of its volume. The thickener creates a flexible, spatial network that connects the liquid phase and gives the grease the right consistency. The structure of the grease is maintained by surface attraction forces, capillary forces and the phenomenon of surface adsorption between the thickener and the liquid phase. In order to give the lubricant appropriate performance properties, various substances are added to it to modify its structure and properties.
The use of plastic lubricants
Plastic greases are widely used in various industries due to their damping and lubricating properties.
They are particularly useful where other lubricants such as oils or standard greases are difficult to use.
Plastic greases are useful in the automotive industry, where they are used to lubricate suspension and steering components and to dampen vibrations and noise.
They are also used in the construction industry to lubricate hinges and bearings, and in the aerospace industry to lubricate aircraft engines and wings.
Plastic lubricants are available in various sizes, from small tubes to large cans, which allows them to be used both at home, in the garage and in industry.
Choice of grease
The selection of the appropriate grease depends on the conditions in which it will be used and the requirements for its properties. Factors such as operating temperature, load, humidity, and the presence of other chemicals must be considered. Lubricating greases are available in various colors and can be used in paste or tape form. They are easy to use and dry quickly. Correctly selected and applied plastic grease can significantly extend the life of machine and device components, as well as reduce their noise and vibration.
Types of plastic lubricants
Plastic greases are also available in different viscosity grades, allowing you to choose the right grease for your specific application. Each type of plastic grease differs in composition and properties, and its characteristics and properties depend on the thickener used in them. Here are some examples:
Lithium plastic greases are resistant to high and low temperatures and moderately resistant to water and moisture. They are often referred to as universal because they are widely used in various devices such as rolling and plain bearings, pins and other loaded elements, both in means of transport and in industrial devices, in a wide range of operating temperatures.
Calcium plastic greases are moderately resistant to temperature, but very resistant to water and have very good anti-corrosion properties. The use of these greases includes the lubrication of plain and rolling bearings operating under light loads.
Aluminum plastic greases have poor heat resistance but good water resistance. They are used in articulated joints, plain bearings, open gears in wet environments.
Polyurethane plastic greases are very resistant to high temperatures and are ideal for the lubrication of high-speed bearings. They are used, especially as very durable universal greases for lubricating rolling bearings,