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Aerospace

Fomblin® PFPE lubricants have been a critical part of both the United States (NASA) and the European Space Agency space programs for over 25 years. For example, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena chose to use grease specially formulated by Castrol® using Syensqo Fomblin® PFPE perfluorinated fluids for the highly successful Mars Pathfinder and its surface explorer, the Sojourner® Rover.
 

 

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Automotive

Fomblin® PFPE is the ideal lubrication solution for the automotive industry, meeting lubrication challenges by providing the best possible performance for demanding applications. It is used as neat oil, formulated into greases, or deposited on the part using suitable carriers. Fomblin® PFPE fluids and Fomblin® PFPE-based greases are compatible with plastics, elastomers, metals, and leather and can be used in applications such as headrests, sunroof systems, etc.

Induction Systems

Extend the life of your air induction system components with Fomblin® PFPE fluorinated lubricants. These high-performance lubricants have exceptional properties, such as:

  • Typical service temperature in automotive applications: from -40°C (-40°F) to 150°C (302°F). 
  • Excellent properties at low temperatures. 
  • A viscosity index higher than 300 and very low friction at low temperatures. 
  • Compatibility with metals, plastics, and elastomers.
  • Low evaporation weight loss, which extends the service life of the lubricant and of the lubricated components. 
  • Fully fluorinated molecules that are not mixable with water and have excellent behavior in terms of wash-out.

 

Fan & Radiator Lubrication

Self-lubricating bearings can be used in places where re-lubrication is difficult. The use of Fomblin® PFPE allows systems to be designed without reservoirs thereby reducing component weight and size. Fomblin® PFPE is the ideal lubrication for sintered metal bearings in electric fans and radiators.

 

Fuel Systems

Fomblin® PFPE is widely used as lubrication for mechanical and hydraulic components thanks to its properties such as:

  • Compatibility with fuels 
  • Wide temperature service range 
  • Outstanding properties at low temperature 
  • Low evaporation weight loss, that extends the durability of the lubricant and of the lubricated components 
  • Non-flammable and safe 
  • Oxidation and thermal stability and resistance to most automotive solvents, oils, fluids and gases. 
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Electrical & Electronics and Industrial

Fomblin® PFPE is the unmatched lubrication solution for Electrical & Electronics and Industrial industries, meeting lubrication challenges by providing the best possible performance for demanding applications. It is used as neat oil, formulated into greases, or deposited on the part using suitable carriers. Fomblin® PFPE fluids and Fomblin® PFPE-based greases are compatible with corrosive gases, oxygen and hydrogen, plastics, elastomers and metals. They also increase the mean-time between failure, thus extending uptime and reducing down-time for critical equipment such as vacuum pumps in the semicon industry.

Contact Lubrication

A lubricant can extend the life of electrical switches and connectors. Some are designed for low electrical currents to send signals to relays and computers. Others are designed to carry high electrical loads to starters, headlights and turn signals. More and more switches are expected to do both and to perform across a wide temperature range.

Fomblin® PFPE lubricants are characterized by their excellent electrical properties and extremely wide operating temperature range. They are used to lubricate automotive connectors where the low temperature (-40°C) specifications are especially challenging.

Fomblin® PFPE oils have low electrical resistance in thin films without affecting the resistance between adjacent conductors or components.

 

Vacuum Pump Lubrication

Fomblin® VAC fluids have been specially developed in order to combine a narrow molecular weight range and controlled viscosity with extremely low vapor pressure. They, therefore, provide superior performance in high vacuum applications, especially systems exposed to aggressive gases. Syensqo is able to provide these grades due to our leading-edge technology that enables us to design tailor-made products to fit customer requirements.

 

Magnetic Recording Media Lubrication

Fomblin® PFPE Z derivatives are well-known lubricants for the Magnetic Recording Media industry. They are used as a top lubricant on HD drive surfaces to prevent damage to the disk surface.

Oil & Gas

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In the Oil & Gas industry, there is an increasing need for hydraulic fluids able to withstand extreme temperatures up to 260°C (500°F) and high pressures (30,000 psi). Conventional hydraulic fluids start degrading at 220°C (428°F), while Fomblin® PFPE oils are stable up to 290°C (554°F).

Fomblin® PFPE key properties:

  • Temperature resistance (up to 290°C / 554°F) 
  • Resistance in very aggressive environments 
  • Dielectric properties making them suitable for use in contact with electronic equipment  

Syensqo offers a portfolio of anti-wear and anti-rust additives to be used in combination with Fomblin® PFPE oils.