Krytox GPL 203 grease is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-thickened, contains no additives, and can be used on components that come in contact with chemicals. Typical applications include valves, instruments, or bearings that come into contact with chemicals, such as alcohols, ammonia, solvents, steam, acids and bases, and oxygen systems, e.g., LOX1 and GOX2. Krytox GPL 203 grease is commonly used as a lubricant for seals and O-rings, and is compatible with most types of seals.
Krytox oils and greases are silicone-free. They do not contain any VOC3 materials or chlorine and are not hazardous to the atmosphere or ozone layer. They are biologically and environmentally inert.
Krytox GPL 203 grease is the product of choice in extreme temperature conditions. Most petroleum products begin to degrade above 99 °C (210 °F) and are too viscous at temperatures just below –18 °C (0 °F). Under the D-3336 test conditions of 177 °C (350 °F) and 10,000 rpm, the majority of competing hydrocarbon lubricants fail in less than 1,000 hr. But, the general purpose line of Krytox lubricants has been shown to last over 5,000 hr without failure, even at an increased temperature of 200 °C (392 °F). This extreme condition performance is what distinguishes Krytox performance lubricants from other competing products.
Krytox GPL 203 grease is cost-effective across a wide range of applications. Due to their inert nature, Krytox lubricants provide a much longer usable life as compared to typical hydrocarbon oils and greases; and the longer usable life allows them to remain for considerable periods of time before needing to be replaced, if they are replaced at all. That translates to savings over time, both by lowering the amount of lubricant purchased and any downtime incurred during re-lubrication.
Standard Krytox lubricants contain only carbon, oxygen, and fluorine; whereas, hydrocarbons contain hydrogen. The absence of hydrogen greatly increases the stability of the lubricants and renders them nonflammable with no flash point. They will not burn or support combustion, even in an environment of 100% liquid or gaseous oxygen.
Krytox performance lubricants are not only resistant to oxygen, but they are also inert to virtually all chemicals used in a variety of industries. They are insoluble in most solvents, but are soluble in highly fluorinated fluids and some super critical fluids, such as CO2.
At elevated temperatures and pressures, PFPE oils are highly resistant to attack by gaseous and liquid oxygen. As a result, Krytox oils and greases have become preferred lubricants in the oxygen manufacturing industry and in those industries that use oxygen.
The recommendation made here with and the information set forth with respect to the performance or use of our products are believed, but not warranted to be accurate. The products discussed are sold without warranty, as to fitness or performance, express or implied and upon condition that purchasers shall make their own test to determine suitability of such products for their particular purposes. Likewise, statements concerning the possible uses of our products are not intended as recommendations to use our products in the infringement of any patent.