How Can You Help Customers Install Your Parts? P-80® To The Rescue!

Did You Know? P-80 Fun Facts… Major manufacturing companies have used P-80 lubricants for years for the assembly of engine mounts, bumpers, seals, belts, bushings, O-rings, hoses, grommets, grips, plugs, moldings, tires and many other rubber or soft plastic engineered parts. Did you know that you can help your customers to easily install those same… [Read More]


The ABC’s of Cleaning Validation: A Simple Primer

What is Cleaning Validation? Cleaning validation is used to ensure that a cleaning procedure removes all trace soils, cutting fluids, fingerprints, particulates and cleaning agents from surfaces in regulated processes.  Any residue must be removed to a predetermined level of cleanliness. Cleaning validation processes protect against the cross-contamination of ingredients from one batch to another,… [Read More]


10 Things To Know When Choosing An Assembly Lubricant

What is a Lubricant? A lubricant is a material that reduces the friction between two surfaces making it easier for them to move across each other. Lubricity measures the reduction of friction that results from using a lubricant. A higher percentage of lubricity indicates a greater reduction of force. Dry force is the amount of… [Read More]


Guidelines For Cleaning Pharmaceutical Processing Equipment

Cleaning pharmaceutical processing equipment is challenging. Cleaning methods, soils present, type of manufacturing equipment, surfaces cleaned, choice of cleaning detergent and temperature should all be considered when setting up a cleaning procedure. Cleaning validation methods are required. The entire cleaning process must be standardized and documented according to the FDA’s cGMP regulations. Why Clean Pharmaceutical… [Read More]


An Easy Guide to Understanding Surfactants

What is a Surfactant? Surfactants are a primary component of cleaning detergents. The word surfactant means surface active agent. As the name implies, surfactants stir up activity on the surface you are cleaning to help trap dirt and remove it from the surface. Surfactants have a hydrophobic (water-hating) tail and a hydrophilic (water-loving) head. The… [Read More]


Save Time And Money With Preventative Maintenance

It’s summer! It’s time to relax and enjoy the warmer weather. Kids are out of school, daylight hours are long, families flock to beaches and it seems like just about everyone takes a vacation. While summer means various things to different people, for many manufacturers summer means factory shutdowns, plant retooling and scheduled maintenance operations. What… [Read More]


How to Properly Clean Medical Devices

When it comes to medical devices cleanliness is crucial. All medical devices, whether they are disposable, implantable or reusable, must be cleaned during the manufacturing process to remove oil, grease, fingerprints and other manufacturing soils. Reusable products must also be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized between each use to avoid infecting patients or causing illness. Reaching… [Read More]


Everything You Need To Know For Easy O-ring Installation

The O-ring…the little part that plays a big role! “What are the parts of a car?”  Most people will answer with “engine, thermostat, radiator, water pump, battery, alternator, ignition, steering wheel, tires, windows, doors, and seat belts”. Not too many people will mention O-rings. But, O-rings play an integral role in the manufacturing and operation… [Read More]


How do I Choose the Best Detergent for My Cleaning Application?

It’s easy to see that you have a dirty surface that needs to be cleaned. Figuring out what type of cleaner to use can be tricky! Choosing the right product from the outset will make your cleaning task easier, quicker and more efficient. So, how do you know which detergent to use? Dirt is Dirt,… [Read More]


Solve Hydraulic Line Assembly Problems With P-80® THIX

A worldwide crane manufacturer experienced hydraulic system issues, including contamination, rolled O-rings, leaks, and line shut-downs resulting from numerous false-positive leak detections. Once they began using P-80® THIX for assembly they were able to eliminate false positive hydraulic leaks and contamination, allow easier thread starts and aligned joint assemblies, and achieve torque specifications. What is… [Read More]

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