This range of products has been developed to aid the assembly or fitting of components made of rubber, plastic or other difficult to assemble materials. They are manufactured from fully synthetic products, available as fluids, gels and even dry film coatings with variable concentrations according to the needs of the application.
The products have been designed with the following properties:
• Ease of application
• Compatibility with all plastics, rubbers and paints
• Reduction in the coefficient of friction aids smooth, stick-slip free movement
• Temporary, semi-permanent or permanent effect, depending upon application requirement.
Many of these formulations are available with a UV tracer to provide a means of ensuring the material presence after application.
They meet the requirements of manufacturers, easing assembly of components and thus gaining productivity, reducing fitting efforts, without migration.
They can be applied by spraying, dipping, soaking, or wiped on with a felt applicator. Generally the materials are applied in small doses depending on the geometry of the parts and the desired effect.
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.
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IKV manufacture a full range of assembly aid including:-
IKV-LUB PE 14 is a low concentration PFPE fluid used to aid the assembly of rear lights and panel seals in the automotive industry. It is non-grease, does not migrate or creep, does not attract dust and dirt and avoids staining. Temperature range -40 to 180°C.
IKV FLUOR 103 MX 5 is an economical alternative to IKV-LUB PE 14. Temperature range -40 to 180°C.
IKV LUB PE 141-14 is a high concentration PFPE fluid used to aid the assembly of rear lights and panel seals in the automotive industry. It allows parts which have been in storage for a long time to be easily fitted. Temperature range -40 to 180°C.
IKV LUB PE 161-14 is similar to IKV LUB PE 141-14 but is used for more difficult fittings such as neoprene encapsulated windscreens. Temperature range -40 to 180°C.
IKV LUB PE 275 is a white, highly concentrated PFPE fluid used to facilitate the fitting of encapsulated glass on commercial vehicles. Temperature range -30 to 280°C.
IKV SINCART SV3 is a synthetic fluid that is applied to plastic or rubber parts to facilitate fitting to bodywork. A thin film is applied to window runners, door and windscreen seals. Temperature range -35 to 180°C.
IKV SINCART SV6 is a synthetic fluid that is applied to plastic or rubber parts to facilitate fitting to bodywork. A thin film is applied to window runners, door and windscreen seals. Temperature range -35 to 180°C.
IKV SINCART G-0/ IKV SINCART G-00/ IKV SINCART G-1 are semi-permanent synthetic gels which are applied to areas according to their accessibility and component shape to facilitate later application to vehicle bodywork. They are recommended for the most difficult assembly operations. Temperature range -35 to 180°C.
IKV LUB PE 1503/ IKV LUB PE 1510/ IKV LUB PE 1523/ IKV LUB PE 1563/ IKV LUB PE 1573 are synthetic semi-permanent fluids which are applied to plastic or rubber parts during production. They are recommended in particular for the vulcanisation of hoses to allow them to be removed from the mandrel and later fitted. Temperature range -30 to 180°C.
IKV FILMSEC 1602 is a PFPE fluid which enables a friction reducing coating to be applied totally dry with no risk or running or post-operative staining. Temperature range -40 to 260°C.
IKV FILMSEC 1610 is a PFPE fluid with PTFE thickener enables a friction reducing coating to be applied totally dry with no risk or running or post-operative staining. It enables easier fitting because of micro sweating of perfluorinated fluids. Temperature range -40 to 260°C.
IKV-GEL 1790 is a special water based lubricating clear fluid gel that considerably reduces the coefficient of friction between plastic or rubber parts and the supports on which they are mounted to aid assembly. It is designed to minimise dripping avoiding the risk of streaks or running when applied. After the water content ‘carrier’ has evaporated, the product turns into a dry, translucent and uniform film with the necessary properties to help ensure the part does not move further. Once set this film is dry to the touch and will not attract dust or debris. It also does not contaminate other surfaces which come into contact.
IKV-GEL 1790 can be used for all plastics, rubbers and metals to facilitate mounting and ensure free fitting without creating stresses and stretching within the part. The product can make the fitting of components considerably easier, reducing the required force and helping reduce the likelihood of operator RSI in repetitive or difficult operations.
IKV-GEL 1790 is best applied pure using a soft brush, sponge or other similar applicator, excess product can be removed before drying using a wet sponge. It is designed to ensure maximum safety for the user: it contains neither solvents nor petroleum products, it does not release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).