Afton Chemical has become a global leader in the technology of slideway lubricants - the medium used to move heavy equipment and slide precise machine tools.
We’ve mastered the challenges of frictional properties to minimize resistance and shuddering, and we’ve learned how to deal with contamination from water based coolants.
What’s more, our Darmstadt rig – the only one in the world – allows us to simulate real life conditions to keep us at the forefront of friction technology testing.
Since many operations use the slideway lubricant to lubricate associated gears and hydraulics, we offer multifunctional performance for wear and EP protection. And we also offer tackifiers, typically used to improve adhesion and retention on working surfaces during machinery shut-down periods. These are particularly important for vertical slideways.
Our additives are soluble in a wide range of base oils and base oil combinations with appropriate brightstock and thickeners, and we’re able to meet most OEM and all standard industry specifications.
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