Lowest possible friction
MicPol® is the signature technology in Interflon products. Developed in-house by our own team of scientists, MicPol® is what makes our products stand out from all others. So, how does it all work?
MicPol® stands for micronization and polarization. The solid lubrication particles in our products are micronized, meaning that they are reduced to a tiny diameter of between .05 to 15 microns. This is what allows them to penetrate every tiny crack, crevice, and pore on the surface of an object. You cannot see these cracks with the naked eye, but MicPol® fills them and eliminates the resistance they would otherwise offer to anything moving over the surface.
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Next, the particles are polarized. This gives them a negative charge.
When they connect with the positively charged surface, they will bond
creating a long-lasting solid lubrication film avoiding metal-metal
contact. Traditional lubricants need to be fortified afterwards with all
kind of ingredients to achieve adherence to the surface. These
ingredients come along with all kind of negative properties.
This solid layer of lubrication offers the lowest possible coefficient of friction, as low as 0,04. It withstands great extremes of pressure and temperature. In general, the MicPol® layer will last on surfaces up to ten times longer than other lubricants.
It also repels water, preventing corrosion, because without water there is no rust. The anti-adherent properties of the MicPol® layer refuse particle adhesion, avoiding the creation of abrasive pastes, very common with conventional oil-based lubricants. This is a tremendous advantage in industrial environments where humidity, dirt, or other contaminants are a factor. Interflon lubricants don’t just lubricate! They also protect.
Here’s a video to help you visualize how MicPol® works:
What are the benefits of MicPol®?
Because Interflon products with MicPol®️ reduce friction so much better than conventional oils and greases, the result is:
- You don’t need to lubricate your machines as often
- They use less energy
- Machine parts last longer
- All this leading to less interventions, though less down-time
This is Interflon’s mission: to save our customers money on energy, maintenance, and replacement. We’ve been doing this since 1980!