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  1. What’s The Proper Way to Handle and Store P-80® Lubricants?

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    P-80® temporary rubber assembly lubricants decrease the installation force needed to install rubber parts, enabling them to slide easily into place. These lubricants provide a high degree of lubricity when wet, but once dry the slipping action goes away. P-80 lubricants are used throughout the automotive, appliance, pump, aerospace, bus & truck, wire & cable, heavy equipment, agriculture, rail, and marine industries.

    All P-80 lubricants are environmentally friendly, non-hazardous and non-flammable, making them safe for workers and most plastics, rubbers and metals. But, as with any product, it’s important to follow proper procedures for usage, handling and storage.

    P-80 storage and handling guidelines:

    Storage conditions:

    • Store P-80 at temperatures between 2°C – 30°C (36°F – 86°F)
    • Do not store outdoors in direct sunlight during warm weather
    • Store in original sealed container when not in use
    • Do not allow P-80 to freeze
    • Use oldest material first for proper inventory control
      • Use the lot number to determine the date of manufacture

    Usage instructions:

    • Check for compatibility with your assembly materials
    • When dispensing P-80 Emulsion, P-80 Emulsion IFC and P-80 RediLube
      • Shake or stir before use
      • Use a recirculation pump or folding propeller mixer for drums and totes
      • Do not use air agitation to mix P-80
    • P-80 is packaged ready for use, do not dilute
    • Use a dedicated pump for dispensing and mixing
    • Do not pour dispensed product back into the original container
    • Do not add fresh P-80 to used P-80
    • Do not mix P-80 with other chemicals
    • Apply a thin film of P-80 to the rubber/plastic part
    • Use either an automatic or manual application method best suited to your specific needs
      • Dip/dunk
      • Brush
      • Spray
      • Sponge
      • Squirt
      • By hand, with gloves
    • Work area and equipment should be cleaned after each use
      • Excess P-80 can be wiped away with soap and water

    Preventative Maintenance

    • All equipment should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized at least once a month
    • Cleaning frequency should be adjusted based on the following:
      • Temperature of the work environment
      • Cleanliness of the plant
      • Frequency and length of downtime

    Once a preventative maintenance program is established, the system will remain effective and problem free.

    Set yourself up for success! Follow these simple guidelines for use and discover how P-80 can ease your rubber assembly applications. P-80 is classified as non-hazardous according to GHS, making it safe for workers and the environment. In fact, most P-80 formulas are biodegradable. Refer to the individual product SDS’s and the P-80 standard operating procedures for more details.

    Learn more about P-80 lubricants here. Or contact one of IPC’s technical specialists for assistance.

  2. How to Open and Dispense From a Drum in 7 Easy Steps

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    Why Buy Drums?

    For companies that use large amounts of liquid products, ordering drums makes sense.  Buying one drum, rather than numerous smaller containers, can be a more economical way to purchase liquid chemicals such as Specialty Cleaners and Temporary Assembly LubricantsCost savings may be realized in reductions in product cost, packaging cost, and shipping cost.

    What’s the Correct Way to Open a Drum?

    There are a variety of different drums on the market and a wide array of drum manufacturers, so it’s always a good idea to follow the best operating procedures for the particular type of container in your possession.  At International Products Corporation (IPC) we use sturdy, yet lightweight, plastic drums for our products.  Our customers often ask us for easy methods of opening and dispensing products from drums.  We recommend using either a pump or the faucet that is attached to each drum.  Watch our detailed videos for step by step instructions for both methods or follow the guidelines below.

    Opening a Drum and Dispensing with a Pump

    1. Remove caps and bung seals
    2. Choose the correct bung for your pump – either a fine/ NPT thread or a course buttress
    3. Insert pump into bung opening
    4. Use pump to mix the product
    5. Dispense product into a container
    6. Remove pump
    7. Replace drum bungs for storage

    Opening a Drum and Dispensing with a Faucet

    1. Remove caps and bung seals
    2. Loosen upper bung for air
    3. Screw faucet into the other bung
    4. Face faucet toward dolly and tilt drum onto dolly
    5. Dispense with faucet into container
    6. Close faucet and vent
    7. Replace drum bungs and stand container upright for storage

    Check out IPC’s series of “How-To” videos for other helpful tips on using Specialty Cleaners and Temporary Assembly Lubricants.

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