Apiezon Whitepaper - Comparing Silicone and Hydrocarbon Vacuum Greases
There are a number of different options on the market when it comes to vacuum lubricants and sealants.
The Apiezon range of hydrocarbon based vacuum greases has a long and recognised track record in providing lubrication and sealing solutions. In more recent times other materials have come onto the market, but in many ways specialist hydrocarbon grease still remains the number one choice.
Another commonly-used material is silicone high vacuum grease; however, some of the unique surface properties of silicone can cause problems for a vacuum engineer, especially when cleanliness is paramount. The following is an examination of two key problem areas, namely creep and contamination.
Download our whitepaper – Comparing Silicone and Hydrocarbon Vacuum Greases.