Increase output and decrease part rejection by reducing friction during assembly
International Products Corporation (IPC) offers a unique line of temporary rubber lubricants. Our P-80® lubricants are available in six water-based formulas that offer superior lubrication compatible with a variety of surfaces. Additionally, all of our lubricants are environmentally friendly.
Do You Need Rubber Lubricants?
Do any of these assembly problems sound familiar?
- Rolling O-rings
- Uneven cuts
- Misaligned parts
- Damaged parts
- Injured workers (sore muscles, slippage, repetitive stress injury)
If so, our P-80® Temporary Rubber Lubricants can help by:
- Reducing installation force by minimizing surface tension
- Allowing for tighter fitting part design
- Improving product performance
- Increasing production rates by allowing for faster assembly
- Reducing worker injuries by decreasing the assembly force required
- Reducing part rejection
Why Use Rubber Lubricants?
|P-80 Lubricants||Solvents||Soaps and Detergents||Petroleum Distillates|
|Reduces Friction by||70%||30%||30%||60%|
|Characteristics||Provide superior temporary lubrication, are environmentally friendly, safe for workers, and available in many biodegradable formulas||Provide poor lubrication, contain high VOCs, may be flammable, and poses possible health risks||Provide inconsistent, nominal lubrication and may reactivate when wet||Provide lubrication but is often incompatible with materials, leaves a heavy residue, and sustains lubrication|
Additionally, the temporary nature of our P-80 rubber lubricants puts them in a category by themselves, as these lubricants will not reactivate once they dry and will not dry out rubber.
Our Line of Lubricants
All of our P-80 lubricants are environmentally friendly, non-hazardous, and non-flammable, making them safe for workers and most plastics, rubbers, and metals. P-80 is available in four ready-to-use industrial formulas, as well as two special formulas that are registered with the NSF as H1 lubricants approved for incidental food contact applications:
- P-80® Emulsion Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricant: A biodegradable blend of synthetic esters and water. P-80® Emulsion provides a thin film of lubrication to significantly reduce friction. Common uses include seals, bushings, O-rings, grommets, and hoses, to name a few.
- P-80® Grip-It Quick-Drying Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricant: A quick-drying, water-based surfactant mixture that dries tacky to help parts stay in place. P-80® Grip-It is excellent for use on pressure-tested hoses and foam grips.
- P-80® RediLube Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricant: A biodegradable, low residue lubricant designed for use on non-porous and coated rubber surfaces. P-80® RediLube dries completely and quickly.
- P-80® THIX Temporary Rubber Lubricant Gel: A biodegradable, non-drip thixotropic gel that is ideal for overhead and vertical assembly operations.
- P-80® Emulsion IFC Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricant & P-80® THIX IFC Temporary Rubber Lubricant Gel: Offer the same lubricating properties as P-80® Emulsion and P-80® THIX, but are specially formulated for use on parts and equipment with incidental food contact. Typical applications include assembly of appliances, pumps, and food processing equipment. Both of these P-80 IFC lubricants are certified by the NSF for use in USDA H1 applications and meet FDA regulation 21 CFR 178.3570.
The IPC Difference
It’s not just our line of temporary rubber lubricants that set us apart — so too, does our service. At IPC, we strive to make all of our customers feel like family, and that means developing partnerships to make sure you are satisfied. That’s why we offer all of our customers:
See the value of our lubricants firsthand — before you buy. IPC offers free samples of all of our lubricants.
Whether you’re not sure which lubricant is best for your needs or have complex assembly circumstances that require hands-on process development, IPC offers complimentary technical assistance via our onsite lab or site visits to make sure you take the right approach. This assistance includes:
- Material compatibility testing
- Insertion force measurement testing
- One-on-one protocol development
- 100% product traceability
Excellent and Responsive Customer Care
Have product feedback? Notice new demands as industry standards evolve? Something went wrong? Whatever it is, we want our customers to keep an open line of communication. In return, we promise to respond quickly.
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