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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

P-80 TEMPORARY LUBRICANTS

1. What are the benefits of using P-80 lubricants?
P-80 reduces the force needed for installation by providing temporary lubrication. This reduced friction helps to achieve closer fits, reduce damage to parts, prevent slippage-related injuries, and provide for a quicker, easier assembly process. Once dry, P-80 will not become slippery again, even in the presence of moisture.

2. Which P-80 lubricant should I use?
All P-80 products provide temporary, water-based lubrication. Deciding which P-80 product to use depends on your application and preference.
P-80 Emulsion and P-80 THIX provide a higher degree of lubricity than P-80 Grip-It, and lubricate for a longer period of time. P-80 Grip-It stays slippery for a shorter period of time and leaves parts slightly tacky, which helps them to remain in place. This Comparison Chart provides information about the properties of each lubricant. Or feel free to contact us to discuss the details of your application.

3. Are P-80 products safe?
P-80 lubricants are non-hazardous, non-flammable, non-toxic, and contain near-zero VOCs. P-80 products are water-based, and do not contain mineral oil, alcohol, or petroleum distillates, which have all been shown to degrade rubber. P-80 lubricants are compatible with all types of elastomer and most plastics and metals. Compatibility studies are available on the Technical Documents page of this website.

4. How long does it take for P-80 products to dry?
P-80 Emulsion and P-80 THIX may take between an hour and a day or two to completely dry. P-80 Grip-It will dry in about twenty minutes. The amount of lubricant used, humidity in the air, airflow around the part, and the porosity of the surface will effect the drying time.

5. Can P-80 Lubricants be used on food processing machinery?
Yes. P-80 Emulsion IFC and P-80 THIX IFC are registered with NSF as category H1, and meet FDA regulation 21 CFR 178.3570, which controls lubricants in contact with food surfaces.

6. What is the chemical make-up of P-80 lubricants?
All P-80 products are water-based and non-hazardous. P-80 Emulsion, P-80 THIX, P-80 Emulsion IFC and P-80 THIX IFC are oil-in-water emulsions. P-80 Grip-It is a surfactant and polymer mixture. Specific ingredients are protected under New Jersey trade secrets.

7. Do P-80 lubricants meet RoHS standards?
Yes. All products manufactured by IPC are free from all the ingredients listed in 2002/95/EC.

8. Are there distributors in my area?
IPC services all of North America and many locations throughout the world from its headquarters in New Jersey. Please see the Locations page for our global distributors.