Chain oil additives
We supply base oils which are used in chain oil formulations for a wide range of applications, including high temperature and food grade chain oils. Our base oils aid lubrication of chains to allow the free movement of components and to prevent excessive wear.
As chains run permanently in the mixed friction regime, they are subject to high stress and impact loads. Inadequate lubrication causes excessive wear which can result in:
- Decreased lifespan of chain and sprockets
- Chain lengthening and erratic travel
- Increased power consumption to drive the chain.
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Our additives for chain oils
We are a global supplier of synthetic base oils for use in many chain oil applications including power transmission, control chains, lifting, conveyor or transportation systems and high temperature processing. Applications are dependent on temperature and thereby base oil selection, as highlighted in the table below:
|<150°C||Transport, agriculture, mining and food contact (FDA & NSF)||Mineral oil, veg oil, diester, PAO or PAGs|
|150 – 220°C||Bakeries||Water soluble PAGs or PAO/ esters|
|180 – 250°C||Automotive and beverage can painting||Trimellitates or dimer esters|
|220 – 300°C||Textile setting, MDF board and plastic film stretching||Dimer esters or polyol esters|
|>600°C||Kilns in pottery, tile, brick and cement industries||PAGs as carrier for solid lubricants (e.g. graphite)|
We have synthetic base oils for low, medium and high temperature applications, NSF HX-1 registered products where incidental food contact is of concern and a biodegradable, low toxic range for environmentally acceptable lubricants.
Compared to conventional mineral oils, our products can provide special performance characteristics such as:
- Good lubricity
- High thermal and oxidative stability
- Clean decomposition
- Water solubility.
Brochure: Chain oils
Explore our industry leading base oils additives by the most relevant application area below.
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