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GENERAL STATEMENTS


Why lubricate ?


The aim of lubrication is to reduce friction between surfaces in order to :

  • Increase the life cycle of mechanisms,
  • Decrease energy costs,
  • Prevent a rise in temperature,
  • Protect surfaces (e.g. against corrosion).


In other words, the aim of lubrication is to form a protective film between surfaces.

The lubricant must be in symbiosis with Man and his Environment. Particular attention will be paid so as to avoid any harmful or dangerous component.


Different Types of Lubricants.


We make a distinction between the following :

  1. Solid lubricants (graphite, molybdenum disulphide, tungsten disulphide, polytetrafluorethylène (PTFE), ceramics, etc.) are used as powders or incorporated into other lubricant bases.
  2. Liquid lubricants, commonly known as oils, of mineral (oil), synthetic or natural (animal- or plant-based) origin, with additives. They may possibly be mixed together.
  3. Plastic lubricants (greases or pastes) are obtained by the dispersal of additives in a liquid lubricant, gelled using a thickener.