13 July in

What is nanotechnology? Does it Set Our nano Greases Apart?

The term ‘nano’ is thrown around in many industries and is perhaps overused in consumer products. “Nano” means one-billionth or 10-9, respectively one nanometer is one-billionth of a metre. What does that mean for our line of nano greases?

Nano-sized super-strong particles of inorganic fullerene-like tungsten disulfide (IFWS2) are the basis for the proprietary nanotechnology used in KLONDIKE nano grease. The IFWS2 nano technology is specifically developed to enhance lubricant performance outside of what traditional additive technology can do. Traditional additive technology where inorganic particles are used can be measured in the micron scale, whereas IFWS2 tungsten disulfide is measured in the nanometric scale. The unique size and shape of the particles lends proprietary properties to the finished lubricant that aren’t replicated using traditional, legacy technologies.

IFWS2 particles, which are spherical in nature, act like ball bearings between metal surfaces. By laying down a protective micro-layer and bonding to the metal parts in the areas of most extreme pressure. IFWS2 prevents these surfaces from coming into contact, thus reducing friction and energy consumption, and lowering operating temperatures.

Watch the below video to learn more about the nanotechnology used in our nano greases https://klondikelubricants.com/nanovideo/

We have 3 nano greases available from our dealer network

Product Name Application NLGI Grade Thickener Dropping Point, °C Typical ambient operating temperature range, ˚C

KLONDIKE nano Full Synthetic EP-1.5

KLONDIKE nano Full Synthetic EP-1.5 Grease is formulated for use in the most technical and demanding industrial, automotive, and heavy duty equipment applications. Supports a 45% reduction in equipment downtime.

 

1.5

Lithium Complex  

260

minus 45 to 220

KLONDIKE nano Calcium Sulfonate EP-1

KLONDIKE nano Calcium Sulfonate EP-1 Grease is formulated with calcium sulfonate and proprietary nanotechnology. Recommended for industrial, automotive, and heavy duty equipment applications. Calcium sulfonate provides outstanding water resistance properties and does not break down in the presence of water.

 

1

Calcium Sulfonate Complex  

300

minus 35 to 180

KLONDIKE nano Calcium Sulfonate EP-2

KLONDIKE nano Calcium Sulfonate EP-2 Grease is formulated with calcium sulfonate and proprietary nanotechnology. Recommended for industrial, automotive, and heavy duty equipment applications. Calcium sulfonate provides outstanding water resistance properties and does not break down in the presence of water.

 

2

Calcium Sulfonate Complex  

316

minus 30 to 200

 

Add in Calcium Sulfonate and you have further technical breakthroughs

Calcium sulfonate greases show superior mechanical and shear stability compared to lithium complex greases, indicating less leakage, and run out during operation. Calcium sulfonate provides outstanding water resistance properties and does not break down in the presence of water. Lithium complex greases usually require tackifiers to improve their water resistance properties. The product data sheet for our nano Calcium Sulfonate Greases provides the technical properties in further detail.

Try nano and experience the benefits

Our end users have reported extended machinery life due to the greatly reduced wear rate on their machinery. Contact us to learn how nano can benefit your equipment and to find your nearest dealer.

KLONDIKE Lubricants Corporation is an independent Canadian company with oils and lubricants distribution facilities in:
Greater Vancouver, BC ● Edmonton, AB ● Winnipeg, MB ● Greater Toronto, ON ● Moncton, NB