DuPont™ Molykote® – Smart Lubrication™ For vehicle electrical systems

Engineered for increased electrification, connectivity and reliability.

Meet your critical lubrication needs for advanced electrical system design with MOLYKOTE® brand specialty lubricants from DuPont™.

With deep expertise, a heritage of innovation, collaborative problem solving and reliable global supply and support, these high-performance Smart Lubrication™ solutions are precisely formulated and application-specific to help you achieve:

  • Energy efficiency with reduced frictional losses and improved wear control.
  • Comfort and design with increased smoothness and reduced noise and vibration.
  • Safety with increased component reliability, reduced wear and improved corrosion resistance.
  • Durability with increased process efficiency and extended component life.

Engineer for improved electrification, connectivity and reliability with a choice of Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions:

  • Greases with special additives to resist water washout, evaporation or oxidation.
  • Silicone compounds for lubricating light loads and sealing at extreme temperatures.
  • Anti-seize pastes with high levels of solid lubricants for heavy loads and slow speeds.
  • Anti-friction coatings for clean dry film lubrication to control friction, wear and noise.
  • Solids and powders for lubrication of plastics and specialised additives for friction control.
  • Oils and dispersions with performance additives in synthetic or mineral blends.

Innovating through “smart science”

Proven and effective MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions can help you achieve vehicle electrical system design goals for connected reliability innovation:

  • Reduce friction and wear; increase service life.
    • Alternator and fan clutch bearings
    • Actuators and motors
    • Engine and emission control
    • Starter gears, overrunning clutches.
  • Reduce squeaking, rattling, unwanted noise and vibration.
    • Electric parking brake
    • Switches, audio and multimedia controls
    • Window regulators
  • Improve assembly and disassembly
    • Spark plug covers, ignition switches
    • Threaded fasteners, clips
    • Wire harness connectors

Smart Lubrication™ Selector Guide: Advanced Electrical Systems Applications

Application Design need Potential solution(s) Product Highlights
Actuators, motors Reduced friction, wear and noise Molykote® YM-103 High performance PAO grease for metal/metal, metal/plastics and plastic/plastic combinations
Molykote® EM-50L Synthetic grease for plastics with good noise damping properties
Alternator, fan
clutch bearings
Provide long-term
lubrication with reduced friction, wear and noise
Molykote® G-5025 Silicone grease for extended durability in overspeed clutches
Diesel engine
glow plug
Improved water and corrosion resistance Molykote® 4 Electrical Insulating Compound High dielectric strength, low volatility, odourless, excellent hydrophobicity
Electric parking brake Long-term lubrication with improved performance Molykote® E Paste Assembly paste (PAO oil) for plastic parts, Low coefficient of friction
Molykote® D-708 Solid PTFE heat-curing lubricant with excellent corrosion protection
Reduced friction and corrosion potential Molykote® BR-2 Plus  Extreme pressure grease, Long-term lubrication, Good protection against scratching, corrosion and fretting
Engine throttle,
emission controls
Reduce friction and
Molykote® HP-300 High performance food grade fluorinated grease, low base oil evaporation. Excellent resistance to chemicals and solvents
Fasteners, clips Proper torque,
assembly ease
Molykote® D-96 Air-drying, water-based coating provides low coefficient of friction with light loads
Spark plug boots,
ignition switches
Improved water
Molykote® G-5008 Dielectric grease used to lubricate spark plug connectors and electrical connectors
Starter motor
gears, spline
shaft, clutch
Reduced friction, wear and noise Molykote® D-7409 Heat-cured dry-film lubricant with excellent adhesion, corrosion protection and low friction, even at high temperatures
Molykote® 33 Light Silicone grease Very low temperature (down to -73°C), High resistance to oxidation, Wide temperature range
Molykote® G-5025 Silicone grease for extended durability in overspeed clutches
Switches, audio
and media
Enhanced smoothness
and reduced noise
Molykote® E Paste Assembly paste (PAO oil) for plastic parts, Low coefficient of friction
Molykote® EM-30L High performance silicone grease for plastic/plastic and plastic/metal combinations
Molykote® G-1057 Synthetic grease ensures smooth movement and good compatibility with most plastics
Window lift
Reduced friction,
wear, vibration and
Molykote® 33 Light Silicone grease Very low temperature (down to -73°C), High resistance to oxidation, Wide temperature range
Protection from
moisture and fretting corrosion
Molykote® 111 Silicone compound for non-silicone static seals / High adhesion / Wide temperature range / Rubber and plastic insulation seal

NOTE: These are proven and effective MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions for vehicle electrical system design. Contact us for product options to meet specific requirements.

Sustainable design solutions

Improve the sustainability of your project with DuPont’s Smart Lubrication™ solutions, branded MOLYKOTE®. To address key needs in electrical system design, these advanced specialty lubrication technologies can be custom formulated for specific performance characteristics, regulatory standards and process requirements. Raw materials include base oils such as silicone, mineral or polyalphaolefin (PAO) oils; solid lubricants such as molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE); thickeners such as lithium; and a variety of performance additives to inhibit rust, resist wear or withstand extreme pressures.

  • MOLYKOTE® brand Anti-Friction Coatings (AFC) provide clean, dry, long-term lubrication for starters, threaded fasteners and assembly clips.
  • MOLYKOTE® brand specialty greases help reduce friction, wear, noise and corrosion on alternators, connectors, window regulators and adjustable component actuators.

Smart Lubrication™ solutions for other vehicle components

In addition to the MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions for electrical system design featured in this selection guide, DuPont also offers effective and proven lubricants for these automotive systems:

  • Chassis and brakes
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Powertrain

Source: Dupont publication

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