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Water-based bonded coatings for improved workplace safety

January 08. 2016

Water-based bonded coatings for improved workplace safety

Klüber Lubrication extends its portfolio of high-performance bonded coatings for elastomers

When selecting products for coating elastomer profiles and components, workplace safety plays an increasingly important role since  the volatile organic solvents enabling application of the bonded coating may cause considerable air pollution.  This is why manufacturers and coating companies are stepping up their efforts to find alternative products to replace conventional bonded coatings which contain organic solvents. Klüber Lubrication has now launched two bonded coatings which exclusively contain water-based solvents and are completely free of organic  co-solvents. "We succeeded in developing bonded coatings which outperform comparable products and at the same time make a substantial contribution to increasing operational safety at the customer's", explains Jun Harasaki, Head of Product Portfolio Management at Klüber Lubrication.

 

Klüberflex 100-0 N serves particularly for reducing friction and wear of profiled seals used e.g. in the automotive industry. Due to its innovative formulation including a modern binder system, the silicone-hybrid bonded coating hardens quicker than conventional products. The curing time of Klüberflex 100-0 N in the coating chamber at 150 °C is only 5 minutes instead of the usual 15 minutes. In Klüberflex 100-0 N, cross-linking takes place on the extrusion line at an object temperature of 220 °C in under 60 s. In addition, customers benefit from a higher flexibility of the coating, even at temperatures down to minus 40 °C.

 

Klüberflex 300-0 N is used for coating O-rings and seals in all industries. The bonded coating offers excellent elongation characteristics without causing lacquer cracks. Owing to its low baking temperature of min. 120 °C, Klüberflex 300-0 N is suitable for a wide range of elastomers, thus making a substantial contribution to saving costs and energy.

 

Both bonded coatings have been approved by numerous manufacturers and are used in a variety of industries.

 

About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2.000 employees in more than 30 countries.

 

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Munich, was founded in 2004 as a new Business Group within the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim, Germany, a family-owned, diversified technology company with a history of more than 160 years. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities has a lean, market-oriented organisation with Management Board and Corporate Functions. Its objective is to promote innovation potentials in its field of activities and to expand world-wide market leadership in special lubricants and release agents. The Business Group includes five largely independent divisions which are active in more than 50 countries: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, SurTec, Capol and OKS.

 

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Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 78 76-467
E-mail: andreas.hasslinger@klueber.com

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