Molykote® Lubricants for Vehicle Interior Design

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Molykote Lubricants for Vehicle Interior Design

Smart science drives quiet comfort innovation

Design for Comfort and Lasting Appeal

Meet your critical lubrication requirements for advanced vehicle interior design with Molykote specialty lubricants from Dow Consumer Solutions.

With our in-depth expertise, a heritage of innovation, problem-solving collaboration and reliable global supply and technical support, these high-performance Smart Lubrication™ solutions are precisely formulated and application matched to help you achieve:

  • Energy efficiency with reduced friction losses and increased wear control
  • Comfort and design with enhanced smoothness and reduced noise and vibration
  • Safety with added component reliability, less wear and more corrosion resistance
  • Sustainability with increased process efficiency and durable component service life

Design for comfort and lasting appeal with a choice of Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication solutions:

  • Greases with special additives to resist water washout, evaporation or oxidation
  • Silicone compounds for light-load lubricating and sealing in extreme temperatures
  • Anti-seize pastes with high levels of lubricating solids for heavy loads and slow speeds
  • Anti-friction coatings for clean, dry-film lubrication to control friction, wear and noise
  • Solids and powders for plastics lubrication and specialized friction-control additives
  • Oils and dispersions with performance additives in synthetic or mineral blends

Innovate with Smart Science

Proven, effective Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions can help you meet vehicle interior design goals for quiet comfort innovation:

Reduce squeaks, rattles, unwanted noise and vibrations

  • Media controls
  • Switches, actuators, gears
  • Seat tracks
  • Door trims, dissimilar materials
  • Storage bins, consoles

Control free motion of adjustable components for added smoothness

  • Mirrors
  • Visors
  • Window regulators
  • Steering columns
  • Seating, seatbelt systems
  • Headrests
  • Cupholders

Ensure proper tightening and non-destructive disassembly

  • Assembly fasteners, clips

Molykote Lubricants for Interior Applications

Application Design Need
Armrests, Gloveboxes, Cupholders, ConsolesReduced stick-slip noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-96 Anti-Friction CoatingWater-based AFC reduces difference between static and sliding friction
Molykote® L-8030 LubricantSolid lubricants in fluorinated solvent form quick-drying, nontacky lubricating film
Application Design Need
Sun Visors, Mirrors, Headrest SlidersEnhanced tactile smoothness and reduced wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D PasteLight-colored, mineral-oil-based paste with solid lubricants for controlled sliding friction
Molykote® L-8030 LubricantSolid lubricants in fluorinated solvent form quick-drying, nontacky lubricating film
Application Design Need
Sun Visors, Mirrors, Headrest SlidersEnhanced tactile smoothness and reduced wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D PasteLight-colored, mineral-oil-based paste with solid lubricants for controlled sliding friction
Molykote® L-8030 LubricantSolid lubricants in fluorinated solvent form quick-drying, nontacky lubricating film
Application Design Need
Switches and Audio/Media ControlsReduced noise, improved smoothness
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® E PasteSynthetic-oil-based paste with solid lubricants and excellent materials compatibility
Molykote® EM-30L GreaseSynthetic grease suitable for lubricating plastic components
Molykote® G-1057 GreaseLow-bleed synthetic grease with excellent plastics compatibility
Application Design Need
HVAC Vents and ControlsDampened noise and vibration
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® MH-62 GreaseSynthetic grease compatible with plastics; low wear characteristics
Application Design Need
Instrument Cluster, DashReduced stick-slip noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-96 Anti-Friction CoatingWater-based AFC for squeak and stick-slip elimination
Molykote® L-8030 LubricantThin-film, fast-drying PFPE fluid with low coefficient of friction and zero ozone depletion
Application Design Need
Interior Trim, Dissimilar MaterialsReduced stick-slip noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-96 Anti-Friction CoatingWater-based AFC for squeak and stick-slip

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Molykote® D-96 UV Anti-Friction CoatingWater-based AFC for squeak and stick-slip elimination; contains UV tracer
Application Design Need
Rails, Slides and ActuatorsLightweighting with reduced friction and wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® G-1056 GreaseLow-bleed synthetic grease with excellent shear stability
Molykote® YM-102 GreaseSynthetic grease with solid lubricants for high load-carrying capacity
Molykote® PG-75 GreaseSemi-synthetic grease for plastic-plastic and plastic-metal combinations
Application Design Need
Seatbelt Actuator, Guide TrackReduced friction and wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® EM-50L GreaseSynthetic grease with good noise-damping properties
Application Design Need
Seating Guide TracksReduced mass, friction and wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® G-1023 GreasePAO-based grease with with low-friction and reduced-noise lubricating between metal and GRFP plastics
Application Design Need
Steering Column Shaft BearingsControlled friction and wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® BG-20 Synthetic Bearing GreaseSynthetic grease with extreme-pressure and anti-wear additives for metal-metal lubrication
Application Design Need
Window RegulatorsEnhanced smoothness with less wear and noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® EM-60L GreaseSynthetic grease suitable for low-temperature lubrication of plastics
Molykote® 33 Light Extreme Low Temperature GreaseSilicone-based grease with excellent low-temperature resistance
Application Design Need
Worm Gear DrivesReduced friction and wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-709 Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured, silver AFC for metal/metal and plastic/metal parts under low to medium loads
Application Design Need
Fasteners, ClipsEnsured proper tightening torque
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-96 Anti-Friction CoatingAir-drying water-based coating provides low coefficient of friction with light loads

NOTE: These are proven, effective Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions for vehicle interior design. Contact DGE for product options to meet specialized requirements.


Sustainable Design Solutions

Enhance your design sustainability with Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions from Dow Consumer Solutions. To meet key interior design needs, these advanced specialty lubrication technologies can be custom-formulated for specified performance characteristics, regulatory standards and process requirements.

Raw materials include base oils such as silicone, mineral or polyalphaolefin (PAO); solid lubricants such as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE); thickeners such as lithium; and various performance additives to inhibit rust, resist wear or withstand extreme pressure.

  • Molykote® lubricants enhance tactile feel and add smoothness to operator-adjustable components such as mirrors, visors, cupholders and gloveboxes.
  • Molykote® lubricant greases and anti-friction coatings (AFCs) reduce stick-slip between dissimilar materials and help eliminate squeaks, rattles and buzzing vibrations.

In addition to the Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions for vehicle interior design featured in this selection guide, Dow Consumer Solutions also offers proven, effective lubricants for these vehicle systems:

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