PTFE is an abbreviation for polytetrafluoroethene which is a polymer made from the monomer tetrafluoroethene (CF2CF2). It is a thermosetting plastic with a high melting point that is used to produce ‘non-stick’ surfaces on pans and to coat bearings amongst other things.
PTFE greases are high performance, specialist greases with PTFE solids.
They are highly specialised and have:-
- Good compatibility with plastics and elastomers
- Effective usage on metal-metal applications and metal-plastic
- A low coefficient of friction
- Superior lubrication
- Excellent high AND low temperature capacity
IKV Lubricants has been a leader in the field of high performance lubricants for many years & has met the increasing demands for tribological products that meet the requirements of the industries OEM’s.
IKV’s strategy consists of continuous research and on-going development supporting the industries design engineers by offering innovative tribological solutions.
IKV's quick reacting team, along with its capability to develop new products to meet a customer brief or application, make it a leader in its field. These products are available as greases, oils, pastes or dry coatings and are state-of-the-art solutions in the field of lubrication for long life, friction and wear reduction.
To accomplish this IKV uses a wide range of materials suitable for their tribological properties as well as for their compatibility or inertness with other materials. The result is a range of products containing approximately 500 formulations, which are capable of solving most all tribological problems encountered.
IKV realises the products must also meet application requirements and has, therefore, adapted its packaging to meet these requirements. IKV is part of a group, which has been in existence for nearly 100 years, a staff of 250 dedicated employees and a fully equipped in house laboratory with the latest equipment and a large production facility.
Although IKV Group already has a large range of proven products it prides itself on its ability to develop new products to meet the growing demands for excellence in industry.
IKV's quality management system guarantees its customers a perfect match between the properties of the products supplied and specific demands. This system has ISO 9001 vs 2000 accreditation.
See 'Specification' tab for product details.
Our BESLUX FLUOR TF is a PTFE dry film lubricant containing low molecular weight PTFE.
It provides a thin film & offers very high adhesivity on metallic and plastic surfaces. The dried film then provides protection against mechanical stress, oxydation and most chemicals.
It also provides high temperature resistance (up to 300°C). It can also be used as a release agent for any type of plastic, rubber and elastomer. It is recommended for precision tools, textile machinery, weapons, nautical equipment and delicate instruments. It also reduces stick-slip problems.
Once applied the film is dry which prevents the adhesion of resin & glues & makes the elimination of splashes easier. It is used as an anti-adhesion agent in the textile and special fibers industry. It is an effective demoulder for plastic, rubber & elastomer applications and because it is chemically neutral it does not affect elastomers nor is it transfered to parts. It does not descale when applied to stainless steel, carbon steels, chromes, bronze, titanium or aluminium.
Our BESLUX FLUOR LIQ is a special multi-purpose synthetic fluid in spray form & contains PTFE.
It is ideal for use in the food processing industry and has NSF H1 Certification for incidental food contact. It contains micron-size PTFE to provide superior lubricating capacity and to reduce the friction between contact surfaces. It is for use on lubrication points requiring a clean, white, odourless lubricant, prevents corrosion and can be used in wet environments.
It is 100% synthetic and can be used in operating temperatures from -45°C to 200°C. It also has excellent di-electric properties and is considerably more efficient than conventional products.
IKV-FILMSEC 1010 is a dispersion of PTFE (tetrafluoroethylene telomers) in isopropyl alcohol. After evaporation of the solvent, it remains as a white and waxy lubricant, which with its high content in fluorine, exhibits the following properties:
- Outstanding lubricity
- Excellent thermal stability
- A high degree of chemical inertness
- Non flammability
- Excellent nonstick and separation qualities
- Reduces the friction coefficient of the substrate
To obtain a stronger adhesion of the coating to its substrate, it is ideal to oven bake the treated part for 5 to10 minutes at 305 to 310 °C.
IKV- FILMSEC 1010 may be applied pure or diluted, depending on the desired effect. The product is also available in aerosol form.
Typical applications include:
- Release of plastics and rubber parts
- Sizing of sintered metal parts
- Dry film lubrication
- Metal working (extrusion, rolling, cutting)
- Additive in waxes and polishes for skis, auto bodies, and boat hulls
- Masking (protecting surfaces) for paint or varnish application
- Additive for elastomers and paints.
IKV-FILMSEC 1035-60 is an air drying, water based dispersion of soft, waxy particles of low molecular weight, low friction PTFE that have been specifically developed for their excellent lubricity and release properties.
This high performance dry film lubricant offers an alternative to traditional lubricants in situations where maximum friction reduction or cosmetic appearance is a priority. Easily applied, the almost clear coloured film goes on cleanly without smearing or migrating and adheres well to most material substrates. After evaporation of the carrier (water), a dry film, waxy lubricant coating is left which due to its high fluorine content, has the following properties:
• Excellent lubrication
• Low coefficient of friction
• Non stick properties
• Thermal stability
• Chemically inert
IKV-FILMSEC 1035-60 can be used either as supplied or diluted further according to the required coating thickness and the application. Spraying, wiping or immersion are the preferred application methods for this coating.
Typical applications include :
• Mould release of plastic or rubber components
• Calibration/sizing of sintered metal parts
• Coating for anodised aluminium components
• Dry film lubrication, plastics, metals, rubber…
• Metal forming, extrusion, rolling, cutting
• Protection or masking of parts against adhesion of varnish, resin, paint or other coatings.