Smart Lubrication™ for vehicle chassis & brake systems

Smart Lubrication for for vehicle chassis & brake systems

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Optimized handling performance

Meet your critical lubrication requirements for advanced chassis and brake systems design with MOLYKOTE® brand specialty lubricants from DuPont. With the 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 optimized handling performance 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 chassis and brake system design goals for handling performance innovation:


Improve braking performance; reduce noise and vibration

  • Pedal systems, parking brakes
  • Boosters, actuators
  • Caliper pins and springs
  • Pad clips, shims, springs
  • Drum brake components
  • Pad and lining friction additives


Maintain steering response, precision and smoothness

  • Steering column bearings
  • Tilt-wheel adjusters
  • Electric power steering
  • Gears, linkage, tie rods


Reduce suspension wear and NVH

  • Ball joints, axial joints, bushings
  • Strut bearings


Provide lifetime lubrication for difficult-to-access components

  • Parking brake cables, gears
  • Assembly fasteners


Smart Lubricant for vehicle chassis and brake systems



Smart Lubrication™ selection guide: Chassis & brake applications

Reduced friction and wear
MOLYKOTE® PG-54 Grease Silicone-oil-based grease with excellent
elastomer compatibility
MOLYKOTE® 111 Compound Silicone-oil-based compound with wide
service-temperature range
Brake clips,
Controlled friction
and wear in extreme
MOLYKOTE® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured, PTFE-based AFC for
controlled friction with minimal wear
MOLYKOTE® D-7405 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured AFC with low coefficient of friction
and good corrosion protection
Brake pad shims Reduced friction and
MOLYKOTE® M-77 Solid Lubricant Paste Silicone oil with thickener system and MoS2
Caliper pins
Reduced fretting
corrosion, NVH
and abnormal
pad/rotor wear
MOLYKOTE® G-3407 Caliper Pin Grease Synthetic PAG-based grease for reducing fretting
resistance in metal-metal pairings
MOLYKOTE® G-807 Low Friction Silicone
PTFE-modified compound for rubber-to-metal
and plastic-to-metal lubrication
Drum brake
Reduced friction,
wear and brake drag
MOLYKOTE® 44M Grease Silicone-oil-based grease with good water
MOLYKOTE® G-n Metal Assembly Paste Synthetic MoS2-based lubricant with very low
sliding friction for component run-in
Electric parking
Lifetime lubrication
with improved
MOLYKOTE® E Paste Synthetic paste with several types of special
solid lubricants
MOLYKOTE® AG-633 Grease Synthetic grease for plastic parts lubrication
MOLYKOTE® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured, PTFE-based AFC with excellent
corrosion protection
Brake pads,
Reduced wear,
fading and vibration
MOLYKOTE® Lubolid Additive Powders Inorganic-based additives for more precise friction control in pads and linings
Pedal systems
Reduced friction
with improved
MOLYKOTE® 106 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured, dry-film AFC for clean, lifetime
lubrication unaffected by dust and dirt
MOLYKOTE® D-7409 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured, MoS2-based AFC with outstanding
Steering system
Reduced friction,
wear and noise
MOLYKOTE® EM-30L Grease Synthetic grease for lubricating plastic
MOLYKOTE® D-7409 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured, MoS2-based AFC with outstanding
axle ball joints
Reduced friction and
wear in severe-duty
MOLYKOTE® G-4700 Extreme
Pressure Synthetic Grease
NLGI GC-LB-certified extreme-pressure grease
for heavy loads and vibrations
MOLYKOTE® Longterm 2/78G High
Performance Grease
Mineral-oil-based grease with high load-bearing
strut bearings
Reduced friction and
MOLYKOTE® Longterm 2 Plus Bearing
Mineral-oil-based grease with solid lubricants
and extreme-pressure additives
fasteners, bolts
Improved assembly
with proper
tightening torque
MOLYKOTE® D-7405 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured AFC with low coefficient of friction
and good corrosion protection
MOLYKOTE® D-321 R Anti-Friction Coating Air-drying bonded lubricant with excellent
heat-aging resistance under heavy loads

NOTE: These are proven, effective MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions for vehicle chassis and brake systems design. Contact your MOLYKOTE® representative for product options to meet specialized requirements.


Sustainable design solutions

Enhance your design sustainability with MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions from DuPont. To meet key chassis and brake 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® brand greases and anti-seize pastes reduce wear and NVH while resisting corrosion and water washout in safety-critical lubrication of steering, suspension and braking components.
  • MOLYKOTE® brand anti-friction coatings optimize friction and wear control, reduce brake system noise, and remain effective in the presence of dust and dirt.
  • MOLYKOTE® brand Lubolid additives help achieve precise friction properties for antimony-free and lead-free brake pads and linings to meet End of Life Vehicles Directive (ELV) requirements.


Smart Lubrication™ solutions for other vehicle systems

In addition to the MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions for chassis and brake design featured in this selection guide, DuPont also offers proven, effective lubricants for these vehicle systems:

  • Electrical
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Powertrain


Source: Selection Guide – Smart Lubrication for Vehicle Chassis and Brake Systems from Molykote

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