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Prevent unwanted odours in car interiors

November 07. 2016

Prevent unwanted odours in car interiors

New speciality lubricant offers good wear protection and minimum odorous emissions

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Applications in the car interior are particularly sensitive to smell, as passengers are seated in a confined space, often for a prolonged period. For the manufacturers of car interior components the reduction of odorous emissions is a major issue. The new Klüberplex RA 41-151, which emits only a minimum of smell, meets this requirement. The special grease is free of solid lubricants and reduces wear and friction on hard metal surfaces as well as on soft plastic friction points. The main field of application of Klüberplex RA 41-151 is the sunroof.

"The scent encountered in a new car is a decisive factor for feeling comfortable inside it. It may even influence the customer's decision to buy - whether consciously or subconsciously", explains Frank Werner, Head of Business Unit Automotive Industry at Klüber Lubrication. "In the development of Klüberplex RA 41-151 we therefore focused on achieving an outstanding wear protection as well as on optimising olfactory characteristics.

Klüberplex RA 41-151 was developed to reduce friction and wear in plain bearings, guide rails, mechanisms and actuators made of plastic and/or metal. It is compatible with many types of plastics and elastomer.

"Since metal and plastic show different behaviour in several decisive ways, any lubricant to be used with plastics has to be adjusted accordingly", adds Frank Werner. "Compared with metal, plastics are rather soft. Solid lubricants have a positive effect in many metal friction points; on plastic surfaces, by contrast, their effect may be non-existent or even detrimental. Klüberplex RA 41-151 is free of solid lubricants and shows good adhesion to plastic surfaces. "

Further applications, apart from sunroofs, are guide rails, gear shifts, heating and ventilation control, seat adjustment mechanisms, pedal boxes, etc..


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 develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. In order to be as close as possible to customers, the company has a global market presence comprising five brands: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities operates in about 40 countries via its own companies. In 2015, the Business Group employed a workforce of around 3,300 and generated a turnover of approx. Euro 960 million.


Press contact
Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 78 76-467

Michael Jurischka
Gotzkowskystr. 11
10555 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 28 44 95 95