Chemours offers Krytox lubricants for mill motors

Chemours, Wilmington, DE, says synthetic oils and greases in its Krytox™ Performance Lubricants line can extend lubrication intervals on many types of pulp and paper processing machinery from weekly to annually — and much longer in some equipment, such as sootblower carriages.

According to Chemours, the high temperatures and harsh chemicals that can cause conventional oils and greases to break down have little or no effect on perfluoropolyether- (PFPE-) based Krytox lubricants. Pulp mill and paper machine equipment are fully lubricated for smooth operation, regardless of heat, steam, water or caustic cleaners, says the company.

Non-toxic chemically and biologically inert and silicone-free, they will not react with paper-processing chemicals.

In specific applications, Krytox greases can provide lubed-for-life performance, potentially eliminating the need for re-lubrication. One example is in the bearings of electric motors used to power pumps, fans and drives. Chemour says that Krytox greases have been proven to eliminate premature motor failures associated with bearing lubrication for the 7.5- year average lifetime of electric motors used in the pulp and paper industry. Lubed-for-life solutions may also be applicable in other types of machinery including sootblowers and gearboxes.

The Chemours Company, www.chemours.com.

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