Original Press Release
New Molykote® G-1502FM Synthetic Bearing and Gear Grease Resists Spray-off to Reduce Wear and Corrosion in Water-rich Applications
Press release date: May 30, 2012
Midland, Michigan, USA - Dow Corning Corporation, a global leader in silicone and silicon-based technology and innovation, is introducing new Molykote® G-1502FM Synthetic Bearing and Gear Grease as an effective lubricating solution for equipment operating in water-rich environments. Tested and proven to be tenaciously tacky, the new grease is formulated to resist spray-off, reduce wear and corrosion, and help users lower equipment maintenance costs.
"Our customers really drove the development of new Molykote G-1502FM Synthetic Bearing and Gear Grease, as they identified performance shortcomings of traditional greases offered for water-rich environments," said Phil Grellier, Global Market Manager for Dow Corning Industrial Assembly and Maintenance Solutions. "Seeing gaps in water-resistant greases for such industries as food and beverage machinery, pulp and paper processing equipment, water management, and others, Molykote® lubrication experts developed an exact solution to address these issues."
Especially formulated to stay in place even with high-pressure equipment wash-down, the new grease outperformed other greases in ASTM D tests for water spray-off, wear and corrosion. In fact, the new Molykote® brand grease demonstrated an ability to minimize lubrication loss and wear scar at typical speeds, as well as in four-ball wear testing at slower (100 rpm) speeds. Corrosion tests showed an ability to reduce rust by as much as 95 percent.
Grellier said the high-performance attributes of the new Molykote G-1502FM Synthetic Bearing and Gear Grease also were put to the test in the field. A food-production facility in the United States compared how this new water-resistant grease from Dow Corning performed against the lubricating greases the facility had traditionally used for water-rich environments. The results were dramatic, as conveyor lubrication material and labor costs were reduced by more than 80 percent, and increased reliability helped the user reduce relubrication work orders by 75 percent.
"The grease-development test results, as well as customer field experience, are documented in a Molykote G-1502FM Synthetic Bearing and Gear Grease product information sheet (PDF) available for download," Grellier said. "As an expert in technology-driven solutions for severe-duty conditions, Dow Corning can help meet specific industry and regulatory requirements with a full range of proven, effective lubricating, bonding, sealing and insulating options."
To learn more about Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication(TM) solutions or other Dow Corning Industrial Assembly and Maintenance Solutions, visit dowcorning.com/IAM.
About Dow Corning Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services through the Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.
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