New rolling bearing grease providing enhanced protection against friction and wear

April 17. 2014

New rolling bearing grease providing enhanced protection against friction and wear

Fully synthetic special lubricating grease for high temperatures - also in combination with high loads

Munich, 17th April 2014 - Klüber Lubrication has launched the pioneering lubricating grease Klübertherm HB 88-182 for the long-term lubrication of rolling bearings. This newly developed product offers excellent high-temperature properties and can be used for both low loads combined with high speeds and high loads combined with low speeds. It is fully synthetic and based on a thermally stable base oil, PTFE thickener and special additives.

"Klübertherm HB 88-182 closes the performance gap between greases based on PFPE oils, which are suitable for high temperature and, for example, conventional high-temperature greases which soon reach their limit when exposed to high thermal loads", says Oliver Fassmann, responsible market manager at Klüber Lubrication. "With Klübertherm HB 88-182 we developed an economically efficient lubricant showing excellent high-temperature properties".

Klübertherm HB 88-182 protects more effectively against friction and wear than other high-temperature greases, proven both in the field and on FE8 and FE9 rolling bearing testers. Further advantages of Klübertherm HB 88-182 over other lubricants used for rolling bearings include: At high temperatures, the new special grease does not form residues as might be the case with high-temperature greases containing a polyurea thickener. Klübertherm HB 88-182 is resistant to hydrolysis and protects components effectively against corrosion at high temperatures and also in humid environments. It shows excellent compatibility with elastomer and thermoplastic components and seals. Klübertherm HB 88-182 stays soft and retains lubricity even after 500 hours at 180 °C in the FE8 test rig. Moreover, its density is only half that of a PFPE grease. This offers the advantage of extended grease life and reduced consumption costs. Last, but not least, the new fully synthetic high-temperature grease shows better degradability and hence sustainability than PFPE-based products.

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 test bay 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.

Press contact
Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München
Tel.: 089 / 78 76-467

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