DuPont™ introduces MOLYKOTE® P-1042 Adhesive Grease Paste for metal-to-metal applications.

MOLYKOTE® P-1042 Adhesive Grease Paste

High load capacity with greater washout resistance for improved productivity. Exceptional resistance to water washout and metalworking emulsions.

MOLYKOTE® P-1042 smooth paste was originally developed for industrial lathe chucks, which require consistent clamping force in harsh environments.

As manufacturers use more aggressive coolants in metal machinery and clamping mechanisms – such as lathe chucks – highly washout-resistant lubricants with reliable tribological performance are essential to reduce downtime and minimize relubrication cycles.

MOLYKOTE® P-1042 is a light-colored, solid lubricant paste designed for sliding surfaces exposed to high-pressure loads and subject to the influence of water or metalworking emulsions.

With a patented formula specifically designed to properly lubricate clamping mechanisms, MOLYKOTE® P-1042 Paste enables manufacturers to provide consistent clamping force on lathe chucks. In addition, MOLYKOTE® P-1042 paste does not exhibit any hardening problems in service.

A direct response to market needs and trendsA direct response to market needs and trends

Durability and extended maintenance intervals are key to productivity. Lubricants must maintain their lubrication performance under increased production and environmental stress.

MOLYKOTE® P-1042 Adhesive Grease Paste :

  • Has a patented formula specifically designed to:
    • Provide superior high load capacity
    • properly lubricate clamping mechanisms
  • Provide superior adhesion to metal and metal surfaces for long term performance
  • Offers resistance to water and steam washout – designed to tolerate wet environments while being subjected to high temperatures
  • Does not exhibit in-service curing problems

Balanced for clamping of tools

The use of more aggressive cooling fluids in rotating machines requires the use of lubricants that are highly resistant to these fluids while maintaining tribological performance.

MOLYKOTE® P-1042 Adhesive Grease Paste :

  • Has a patented formula specifically designed to properly lubricate clamping mechanisms such as lathe chucks.
  • Offers resistance to washout by water and modern coolants applied to the tool, ensuring a consistent level of desired clamping force.
  • Enables lathe chuck manufacturers to provide a clamping unit with consistent performance in terms of desired clamping force, reduced downtime and fewer relubrication cycles.
  • Does not experience hardening problems during service

Additional potential in difficult metal/metal applications

MOLYKOTE® P-1042 Adhesive Grease Paste provides :

  • High load carrying capacity
  • superior adhesion for excellent adhesion to metal surfaces
  • exceptional resistance to water washout and metallurgical emulsions
  • High temperature resistance
  • Prevention of tribo-corrosion
  • Prevention of stick-slip.
  • Excellent seizure protection
  • Excellent lubrication for open gear applications, hydraulic drilling tools (hydraulic hammers, drills)

Load capacity

  • 4-ball test machine
  • DIN 51350 pt. 4

Wear resistant performance

  • 4-ball test machine
  • DIN 51350 pt. 5
  • 1 hour at 800 N

Corrosion protection and water resistance

Emcor corrosion protection test

DIN 51802, 7 days, distilled water
Cote : 0 (no corrosion)

Water washout test

ASTM D1264,
1 hour at 80°C
< 5 W%

Water emulsion Test

Capable of absorbing up to 30% by weight of water without loss of consistency.

Static test for compatibility with machining fluids

Grease immersed in a machining fluid emulsion at 23°C and occasionally stirred by hand to test whether it can be dissolved in the emulsion.

Technical data

To sum up

Main features

  • High load capacity
  • Strong adhesion to metal surfaces
  • Exceptional resistance to washing with water and metalworking emulsions.
  • Prevents tribo-corrosion
  • Excellent protection against seizure

Benefits to customers

  • In clamping tools: Provides the desired and sustained level of clamping force with reduced downtime and relubrication cycles.
  • In heavily loaded metal-to-metal applications: Provides extended durability, including in hot, humid or wet environments.

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