Whether you’re a design engineer, an ergonomist, or a repair and maintenance technician, you’ll come up against challenges in appliance assembly and maintenance—especially with countless rubber and soft plastic components. And you might need a specially approved H1 lubricant like P-80® IFC (for incidental food contact applications). Dishwashers, washers and dryers, refrigerators, mixers, blenders, and… Continue Reading STOP the Rubber Flubber! Use P-80® Lubricants for Appliance Assembly and Maintenance
P-80 Lubricants are unique temporary assembly aids that do not contain any silicon or petroleum distillates or other persistent ingredients. They provide excellent lubrication by significantly reducing surface friction and are green and biodegradable alternatives to hazardous products. Which one is right for you? Here are two variables to consider: DESIGN TOLERANCE. How difficult—tight—is the… Continue Reading Which P-80® Temporary Lubricant is Best for my Assembly Operation?
2020 marks the start of a new year and a new decade. The start of a new year also provides an opportunity to reflect on what was learned over the past year. At IPC, we’re thrilled to see how the popularity of our blog has grown exponentially over the past year. Some of you liked… Continue Reading A Look Back: IPC’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019
Rubber assembly can be scary! So many parts…all different shapes and sizes. Trying to insert them into proper position without twisting or tearing can be quite a challenge. Don’t be tricked, treat yourself to P-80® Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricants and slide parts easily into place. Rubber is naturally slip-resistant making it difficult to install, remove… Continue Reading Don’t Get Spooked By Rubber Assembly! Treat Yourself to P-80® Lubricants!
Rubber can be difficult to install, remove or manipulate. It’s not unusual for rubber parts to slip or break during assembly or not fit into place: an O-ring may get twisted, a heater hose may not fully insert, or a gap can appear in a waterproof seal. Improper assembly can lead to a multitude of… Continue Reading 5 Step Guide to Choosing The Right Assembly Lubricant
Motorcycles and power sports vehicles are full of rubber parts. Assembling these parts can be an arduous task. If you have ever struggled with installing bushings, hoses, engine oil seals, handle grips or footrests, you know firsthand just how difficult it can be to install these rubber parts. Rubber is naturally slip resistant,… Continue Reading Vroom…Motorcycle Assembly Just Got Easier
Remember the last time you had to install an O-ring? Maybe you were assembling new equipment or repairing a pump. Regardless of the type of equipment involved, unless you used an O-ring lubricant chances are you may have struggled with the installation.Common O-ring installation problems include tearing, twisting, turning, pinching and overstretching. Incorrectly installed O-rings… Continue Reading 5 Reasons Why P-80 Is the Best O-Ring Lubricant
Have You Ever Struggled With Rubber Assembly? How many times have you pushed a rubber hose onto a fitting only to find it wouldn’t slide into place because the fit was just too tight? Or, how about all of those seals and O-rings that twisted or tore because it took so much force to seat… Continue Reading Do You Need P-80® Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricants?
Remember that temporary assembly lubricant that’s been in your cabinet for years? How do you know if it’s still effective and safe to use? These things are good forever, right? Absolutely not! Chemical products do indeed have a shelf life. Paying attention to expiration dates helps ensure you are using products at their peak performance… Continue Reading What Is The Shelf Life Of My Assembly Lubricant? (And, Why It Matters)
What is Prop 65? Prop 65 is the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This initiative requires that the state of California publish a list of chemicals that the state has determined cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The list of chemicals is monitored and updated annually. In accordance with Prop 65,… Continue Reading UNTANGLING THE NEW 2018 PROP 65 REQUIREMENTS…WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW