Applications using Apiezon Products
There are a wide range of vacuum applications using Apiezon products within both industry and scientific research today, benefiting from the quality and consistency of our greases, waxes and oils sealants.
Manufactured by M&I Materials Ltd, Apiezon vacuum greases are internationally renowned for their use as an o-ring sealant in high and ultra high vacuum conditions. Apiezon vacuum lubricants and vacuum sealants are also suited to a large variety of applications requiring extremities in temperature during operation.
Some examples of applications using Apiezon products are detailed below:
Greases for Cryogenics
Apiezon N grease is one of the most widely used vacuum sealants within the field of cryogenics today. It is specially formulated to be craze-free at low temperatures and can also withstand frequent temperature cycling.
Etch Resistant Materials
Apiezon Wax W or “Black Wax” is the most versatile of the waxes in the Apiezon range. It is widely used as an etch resistant material in the manufacture of PCB’s and components in the electronics industry.
Apiezon’s PFPE 501 grease is certified as NSF H1 food grade and means that it can be used with machinery such as vacuum pumps, mixers, conveyor belts, and other applications associated with food production.
Greases for Laboratory Equipment
Apiezon greases and Q Compound are commonly used in scientific instruments and general laboratory equipment around the world. These applications require high levels of precision and compatible products that does not give rise to contamination.
Apiezon waxes are known around the globe for their quality, consistency and versatility. The range features three types of wax which are all excellent mounting media, used extensively as both temporary and permanent adhesive for the mounting of silicon chips.
Greases for O-Ring Seals
For many years Apiezon vacuum greases have been extensively used as o-ring sealants and for other sealing applications because of their excellent properties. These greases are available in different grades and are suitable for use in diverse applications.
Greases for Radioactive Environments
Radiation, particularly ionising radiation, can affect the consistency of lubricants but there is still a need for lubricants in the presence of radiation, such as in nuclear energy, particle accelerators or aerospace industries.
Short Path Distillation
Apiezon PFPE 501 has been used extensively in short path distillation systems. Used correctly our customers and our own laboratory tests report the grease is easy to apply and remove, does not creep and is not prone to leaks.
Thermal Interface Material (TIM)
Apiezon hydrocarbon greases have an inherent resistance to creep meaning they stay where they are put, as well as excellent heat transfer properties. These properties are ideal for TIMs where heat is needed to be rapidly transferred away.
Vapour Booster Pumps
Apiezon AP201 has become the standard for this type of application, with superior attributes compared to other fluids as it delivers faster pump down-times, longer service life, easier maintenance and reduced top ups.
Apiezon offer a number of greases designed to offer enhanced lubricity; these are Apiezon AP100, AP101 and PFPE 501. The most important properties for determining if the grease is right for the application can be seen here and further information is available on the technical datasheets. N.B. AP100 does not have a base oil viscosity because it is comprised of a hydrocarbon base which is semi-solid at room temperature, rather than the conventional base oil and thickener.
Do You Have A Question Regarding Apiezon Products?
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