Many applications involve friction and wear phenomena between parts in relative motion: Gears, bench supports, cams, pins, sliding surfaces, etc.
LATI offers LATILUB self-lubricating compounds as an effective alternative to typical metal or ceramic solutions, where reliability often depends on external lubricants.
LATILUB proposal offers many advantages, from the simple conversion process to design flexibility, from the absence of maintenance to the intrinsic cleaning due to the absence of oils and greases.
LATILUB compounds are obtained by suitably modifying the response of thermoplastic resins with additives capable of reducing drag resistance and wear:
- Graphite and molybdenum disulfide for low friction coefficients, good dimensional stability, low costs;
- Silicone oil, PTFE and UHMWPE to effectively reduce the coefficient of friction;
- Aramid fibers to limit adhesive and abrasive wear phenomena.
The best solutions are obtained by combining the advantages of two or more self-lubricating options with the careful selection of the base resin:
- PPS and PEEK for temperature resistance;
- PA66, PBT, PPS and PPA for reinforced structural solutions;
- PP and PPS for chemical inertia;
- PA6, PA12 and POM for the best tribological performance.
LATILUB materials are suitable for dry use at high and low relative velocity, high and low pressure and for situations involving high static and dynamic mechanical stresses.