Particle-Based Phyllosilicate-Additive for Efficiency Improvement and Surface Protection
Croda Int Plc is a developer and manufacturer of an innovative phyllosilicate-based surface treatment additive technology for gears and bearings. The particles with a platelet shape use lubricants as a carrier and build through their adsorption a protective phyllosilicate-based coating on the surface. The modified surface has a significantly lower surface roughness, which ensures a better load distribution and lower local pressure. Additionally, due to the special layered material structure, the particles can be sheared in the tribological contact, which leads to a significant reduction in friction. All in all, when applying the products, treated systems can run better with reduced friction, wear, surface roughness and temperature. These effects lead to higher efficiency and longer lifetime.
Authors: Petr Chizhik, Stefan Bill, and Scott Gardiner
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