Reduce Friction. Extend Service Life. Prevent Rust. Keep Metals Cool.
Metal lubrication is a vital part of everyday life that keeps society running smoothly. From the hinge that squeaks every time you open the door, to the bearings that keep your car wheels rolling, to the intricate gears that turn giant power turbines—we are surrounded by metal-to-metal pressure points that need to be lubricated.
Lubricants ease friction so metal parts can move freely. In this way, they reduce wear and tear so equipment can last longer. They also loosen parts that have rusted in place or cool metal workpieces that heat up during cutting, grinding, stamping, and other metalworking operations. Sometimes, lubricants even double as rust preventatives. Ultimately, wherever you find yourself, you can be sure lubrication is needed nearby to keep business rolling—figuratively and literally.
Why Use Cortec® Lubricants?
Even if you already understand the importance of lubrication, you may be asking, “Why use Cortec® lubricants?”
One great reason is that many Cortec® lubricants are enhanced with proprietary VpCI® Technology for extra protection against corrosion. Cortec® VpCI® creates a molecular corrosion inhibiting layer on the metal surfaces where the VpCI® lubricant is applied. In some cases, Cortec® products also have vapor-phase action that works in the following way:
- Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors vaporize in the enclosed atmosphere surrounding the lubricant.
- The vapor migrates to recessed areas and cavities.
- The vapor condenses as a protective molecular layer on all metal surfaces.
- The protective layer self-replenishes through further vapor deposition if disturbed.
Another good reason to choose Cortec® lubricants is because of the wide range of EcoLine® biobased grease options. These are an excellent alternative to what was once the only option: petroleum-based greases sourced from fossil fuels. With EcoLine® greases, you can draw on renewable resources and also use a product that is less likely to cause pollution if accidentally spilled on the ground.*
A further reason to opt for Cortec® lubricants is to take advantage of flagship products that have become popular time-tested standbys for equipment layup. Materials such as CorShield® VpCI®-369 and CorrLube™ VpCI® Lithium EP Grease offer dual lubrication enhanced with corrosion inhibitors for preservation during idle periods. They often do not need to be removed or replaced with a different lubricant before putting equipment back in operation.
Finally, our portfolio includes lubricants such as EcoLine® ELP, which outperforms several common name-brand all-purpose lubricants/penetrants in extreme pressure and anti-wear properties, with comparable corrosion protection and bolt-loosening power—all while boasting a better safety and environmental profile!
Start your lubrication journey today by browsing our portfolio of lubricant options!
*It is always important to ensure that use and disposal of all materials is in accordance with local guidelines.
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April 26, 2022 Are you excited about Cortec’s line of biobased EcoLine® products but aren’t sure how to bring them to the realworld? Our new EcoLine® ELP application video