FAQS

What is Super Lube®?

Super Lube® is a patented, multi-purpose synthetic lubricant, containing Syncolon® (PTFE) particles held in suspension. Super Lube® lasts longer and outperforms conventional petroleum-based greases and oils. It comes in Grease, Oil, Penetrant, Aerosol and Specialty forms.

What is Syncolon® (PTFE)?

Prounounced: SIN-coh-luhn

Syncolon® is our branded Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Super Lube® is enhanced with Syncolon® (PTFE), which is one of the most slippery materials known to science today.

All surfaces have microscopic irregularities, which create friction when rubbed against each other. The introduction of Syncolon® into these irregularities smoothes out the surfaces and offers a long-term solid lubricating compound which enhances the base oil, reducing the wear and sticking that friction causes.

The micron-sized particles of Syncolon® in Super Lube® are carried to these surface irregularities by the base lubricant and are ironed into place by the action of the two moving surfaces. A proprietary process keeps the Syncolon® particles dispersed in the base lubricant assuring a continual replenishment of Syncolon® to the surface irregularities.

Will Super Lube® work with my specific polymer or elastomer?

We have a series of compatibility charts that list each products’ compatibility with various polymers and elastomers. These can be found on our website under Technical Resources, or by clicking here.

What is the shelf life for Super Lube®?

Super Lube® has a five year recommended shelf life. It does not dry out, go rancid, or lose its effectiveness,
as long as it is in its original container, has been stored under reasonable ambient conditions, and has not been contaminated with foreign material.

In most cases, the product can be used after the recommended shelf life. However, we recommend laboratory re-certification to ensure that the product will continue to provide the expected performance in the intended application.

Slight sedimentation in some oils may occur over time and generally does not impact performance adversely.

Grease may show deterioration by a significant change in the consistency as measured by worked or unworked penetration, a change in color or odor, a noticeable change in texture, or by excessive oil separation. Some "bleed" is normal.

We mark each item with a Code indicating date of manufacture. For more information, see "How do I read the Super Lube® date code?"

The Warranty period is for 24 months from date of sale, with proof of purchase.

Can Super Lube® be used as a dielectric grease?

Yes, Super Lube® Greases and Oils have good electrical insulating properties and will protect electrical and electronic equipment.

Is Super Lube® a Food Grade product?

Most Super Lube® products are NSF registered rated H1 for incidental food contact and meet former USDA guidelines, and is reflected on the packaging label. This allows Super Lube®'s use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants where there is the potential for incidental food contact.

Is Super Lube® safe to use?

Super Lube® is a non-hazardous, food grade lubricant that is environmentally friendly and safe to use. Some products contain “Warnings” pertaining to the packaging of the product; these are required in order to meet universal government standards. Common sense application procedures should be followed to reduce the likelihood of exposure. Refer to the product Safety Data Sheet for more details.

How do I read the date code?

Synco Chemical Corporation has adopted the Julian Code to conform with California and OTC regulations. The digits will represent the date as follows: YYDDD meaning, the first two digits represent the last two digits of the year of manufacture, and the remaining three digits represent the day of the year of manufacture, beginning with January first as day 001. For example, February 13, 2014 would be expressed as 14044 in Julian Code, since it is the 44th day of the year in 2014.

In addition to the Julian Code there is an "Alpha" and "2 additional digits" that identify the product's lot number for traceability purposes. The full code may read as 14044 B01 with the digits "01" referencing the lot number, and the "B" referencing the Month of manufacture.

How do I remove Super Lube®?

By design, Super Lube® is tenacious and meant to stay where it is applied. However, sometimes it ends up where it is not wanted. Less aggressive solvents that work are Mineral Spirits, Alcohol and Dawn® Dish Detergent.

The best way to remove it is to dissolve it and absorb it in a paper towel or rag. This is done with solvents, such as Heptane, Hexane, Perchloroethylene (dry-cleaning fluid), Methyl Ethyl Keytone (MEK), or D’ Limonene (a citrus cleaner). These solvents are industrial fluids, should be used with caution, and may be difficult to find for the average person. In addition, they may react by dissolving more than the Super Lube®, especially if the item is plastic.

Super Lube® Super Kleen Cleaner/Degreaser is a specially formulated, industrial strength, multi-purpose non-solvent solution designed for cleaning dirt, grease, grime and ink on virtually any water safe surface. It will safely remove Super Lube® Grease.

Can Super Lube® be used in a high or pure oxygen environment?

No, although Super Lube® is categorized as non-flammable, it will burn. Oxygen accelerates the combustion process. If Super Lube® is used in a high oxygen environment, spontaneous combustion could occur.

Is there any silicone in Super Lube® Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease?

There is no silicone in Super Lube® Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease with Syncolon® (PTFE), Super Lube® Multi-Purpose Synthetic Oils, Super Lube® Synthetic Gear Oils, and many other Super Lube® products.

It is safe for use in paint spraying and finishing operations.

Note: Some Super Lube® products do contain silicone and is reflected in the product name.

Does the lubricant now on my machinery need to be removed prior to switching to Super Lube®?

It is always best to remove the previous lubricant to prevent cross contamination. Super Lube® is compatible with most petroleum-based greases and mineral oils. In most cases, all that is required is that Super Lube® be pumped into the bearing, purging the old grease out. Run the bearings with vent ports open, until they come up to temperature, to allow for grease expansion.

Super Lube® should not be mixed with water-based cutting fluids or coolants. Super Lube® lubricants should not be mixed with silicone lubricants, with the exception of those containing silicone.

Can Super Lube® be used as a motor oil?

Super Lube® Engine Treatment with Syncolon® (PTFE) can be used to enhance the operating temperature range and lubricity of motor oil by adding one part Super Lube® Engine Treatment to every four parts motor oil. Super Lube® Oil with Syncolon® should not be used as a 100% replacement for motor oil, because it does not contain the necessary additives for automotive engine applications.

What can I use to lubricate an O-ring?

Super Lube® O-Ring Silicone Grease is an excellent lubricant that prevents wear between metal, plastic, and rubber parts. See Compatibility Chart for details.

How does Super Lube® Multi-Purpose Synthetic Lubricant Aerosol compare to silicone aerosol lubricants?

Airborne silicone particles from silicone aerosol lubricants will leave deposits of silicone on shop surfaces. Because this can interfere with shop painting operations, some plants will not allow the use of silicone lubricants. Super Lube® Multi-Purpose Synthetic Lubricant Aerosol contains no silicone. In addition, it will not wash away as readily as silicone spray lubricants.

Aerosols are not permitted in our plant. What do you recommend?

Super Lube® Oil with Syncolon® (PTFE) in the non-aerosol pump spray.

In what applications should Super Lube® not be used?

Extreme High Temperature: When temperatures exceed 600°F, very little base fluid oils remain to provide required lubrication.

Lubricants designed for extremely high temperatures use solid additives such as lead, aluminum, copper or molybdenum. Heavy, slow moving loads, especially with frequent starts and stops, require these metal additives to handle the squeeze out of lubricant from the mating bearing surfaces. The metal additives are similar to those used in high temperature anti-seize lubricants; lead, copper, aluminum.

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