microGLEIT® Black Products
The Classic Solid Lubrication
Molybdenum disulfide, graphite and other special ‘black’ solid lubricants are used in a variety of applications such as powders, pastes, greases and suspensions for special tribological challenges. Highest surface pressures or extremely high or low temperatures are typical applications. The special lattice structure of these materials makes it possible to create slip planes with sometimes very low coefficients of friction on the surfaces of the components. Especially at very low sliding speeds in combination with high surface pressures, the strengths of these solid lubricants are apparent. Since these solid lubricants lubricate well in the absence of oils, they are found in many applications at high temperatures – e.g. for hot forming (forging).
- microGLEIT® black solid lubricants typically consist of synergistic mixtures of e.g. MoS2 and graphite and other solid lubricants. In conjunction with high-quality carrier media such as oils, metal soaps, binder resins, etc., lubricants are produced with the highest performance for which microGLEIT® is known.
Application of Black Products
- Black products can be used in different stages of operation:
‣ running-in optimization,
‣ lifetime lubrication,
‣ under special operating conditions, e.g. high temperatures,
‣ as a release agent and lubricant during hot forming.
- The metallurgically compatible formulation of the solid lubricants for lubrication at very high temperatures deserves particular attention – this prevents fatal effects on the material of the components, such as, for example, pitting, solder brittleness, cracking, changes in microstructure, etc.
- microGLEIT® products with their special formulation are especially safe
- Typical Applications of MoS2, Graphite and Similar.:
‣ Dry or powder lubrication of components made of metal or plastic – preferably at low sliding speeds and / or high pressures.
‣ Oil or grease lubrication of components made of metal (or plastics) – in conjunction with the solid lubricants, dispersions, pastes or greases, each adapted to the particular application, are used.