Lubricants perform over wide temperature range.

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DuPont(TM) Krytox® L linear, perfluorinated oils and greases allow for performance from -100 to +599°F in various applications. Products are available with XP thermally stable, soluble, anti-wear, anti-corrosion additive, which forms protective coating on metal surfaces for reduced wear, fretting, corrosion, and torque. Polymer chains are completely saturated and contain only carbon, oxygen, and fluorine.

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DuPont Performance Lubricants Introduces New Line of Linear Krytox® Lubricants

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 24, 2003 -- DuPont Performance Lubricants introduces DuPont(tm) Krytox® L, a new line of "Linear" perfluorinated oils and greases with enhanced viscosity profile for performance over a broader temperature range. The new Krytox® L line increases the performance of Krytox® lubricants, which have been the primary choice for extended life, extreme performance, and harsh environment lubrication in aerospace, aviation, national defense, and other performance driven applications for over 35 years.

Krytox® L lubricants provide a wide operating temperature range, excellent low temperature properties, and extreme low volatility even at high temperatures. This results in low torque at cold start up combined with a viscous lubricating film at high operating temperatures. The Krytox® L line allows for performance from -100° F to 599° F in a variety of applications. Krytox® L oils and greases are available with the DuPont patented XP soluble additive, the first thermally stable soluble anti-wear and anti-corrosion additive for fluoropolymer lubricants. The XP additive forms a durable protective coating on metal surfaces resulting in reduced wear, fretting, corrosion, and torque. Krytox® lubricants alone exhibit excellent load carrying capability and a substantial reduction in wear vs. alternative technologies. With the incorporation of the XP additive, wear is reduced up to an additional 80 percent. Krytox® XP also received the NASA Tech Briefs award for new product innovation. Krytox® base oils and additives are manufactured within the DuPont fluoropolymer supply chain as a derivative of DuPont Teflon®. DuPont is the largest producer of fluoropolymers in the world and a leader in fluoropolymer and fluorine technology. Krytox® polymer chains are completely saturated and contain only carbon, oxygen, and fluorine. Hydrogen is not present. For more information on DuPont Krytox® performance lubricants, including distributors for these products, call 1-800-424-7502 or, visit the Krytox® Web site: DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by solving problems and creating solutions that make people's lives better, safer and easier. Operating in more than 70 countries, the company offers a wide range of products and services to markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

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