Molykote celebrates 75 years

For decades, MOLYKOTE® has been a trusted partner, helping engineers and manufacturers solve some of the world’s toughest engineering design and lubrication challenges. In 2023, we’ll celebrate 75 years of application-specific Smart Lubrication™ solutions. We’ve come a long way since our beginnings, when Alfred Sonntag introduced the world’s first molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) lubricants! Today, we offer a variety of ingredient-based lubrication technologies that allow our specialty lubricants to be tailored to your specific needs. Help us celebrate this milestone and learn more about MOLYKOTE® and our long history of keeping our customers moving : www.


Legendary performance now and in the future


In 1948, American scientist Alfred Sonntag introduced the world’s first molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) lubricants under the brand name MOLYKOTE®, marking the beginning of a rich history of customer-driven performance and materials innovation.

We continually invest in technology and product innovation to meet changing customer needs. Working side-by-side with our customers, the MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants brand is shaping the future of lubrication:

A wide range of reliable, technology-driven specialty lubricant chemistries – our Smart Lubrication™ solutions.
Application expertise and technical support from world-class lubrication experts.
Anti-friction coatings, compounds, dispersion solutions, greases, pastes and oils to meet the needs of megatrends and provide sustainable, efficient solutions.
Innovative combination of tribology and materials science for wet and dry lubrication.


Innovate through collaborative application engineering


MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants offer precise solutions through a customer-driven development process, made possible by our global collaboration network and technical development centers equipped with the latest tribological and analytical technologies.

When customers collaborate with us, they benefit from all of our advantages:

Tribological testing capabilities, from standard datasheet test methods to custom-designed test stands to match specific customer applications.
Equipment to replicate part motion over a wide range of loads, environmental conditions, temperatures and speeds (LETS) to assist in all stages of development – from prototype to production and maintenance.
In-house coating research and development
In-depth knowledge of resin and solid lubricant technology
Regional experts who translate customer application challenges into measurable lubricant solutions.

In addition, we provide assistance with coating line design, process improvement and coating shop recommendations. Now, with DuPont™ polymers, MOLYKOTE® is expanding its global knowledge of polymer/grease compatibility under a variety of conditions, which will allow customers to more quickly select products and more easily evaluate them.

More info
If you would like to know more about the MOLYKOTE® range, please contact our technical department on +33 426 680 680 or fill out our contact form. Download our selectors' guide
Lubrication and Industrial Maintenance Selector Guide

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