Smart Lubrication™ for vehicle electrical systems

Smart Lubrication™ for vehicle electrical systems from Molykote

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Design for increased electrification,connectivity and reliability

Meet your critical lubrication requirements for advanced electrical systems design with MOLYKOTE® brand specialty lubricants from DuPont.

With their 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 increased electrification, connectivity and reliability 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 electrical systems design goals for connected reliability innovation:

  • Reduce friction and wear; increase service life
    • Alternator and fan clutch bearings
    • Actuators and motors
    • Engine and emission controls
    • Starter motor gears, over-running clutches
  • Reduce squeaks, rattles, unwanted noise and vibrations
    • Electric parking brake
    • Switches, audio and media controls
    • Window regulators
  • Improve assembly and disassembly
    • Spark plug boots, ignition switches
    • Threaded fasteners, clips
    • Wiring harness connectors


Smart Lubrication™ selection guide: Electrical systems applications

Actuators, motors Reduced friction, wear and noise MOLYKOTE® YM-102 Grease Synthetic PAO grease offers low seepage for lubricating plastic components
MOLYKOTE® EM-50L Grease Synthetic grease with good noise-damping properties
Alternator, fan
clutch bearings
Provide long-term
lubrication with reduced friction, wear and noise
MOLYKOTE® FS-841 Grease Low-consistency fluorosilicone grease for solvent-resistant, high-speed lubrication
MOLYKOTE® G-5025 Grease Silicone grease for extended durability in over running clutches
Diesel engine
glow plug
Improved water and corrosion resistance MOLYKOTE® 4 Electrical Insulating Compound Greaselike silicone with good dielectric strength, water repellency, oxidation resistance
Electric parking
Long-term lubrication with improved performance MOLYKOTE® E Paste Synthetic paste with several types of special solid lubricants
MOLYKOTE® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured, PTFE-based AFC with excellent corrosion protection
Reduced friction and corrosion potential MOLYKOTE® BR-2 Plus High Performance Grease Mineral-oil-based grease with solid lubricants and extreme-pressure additives
Engine throttle,
emission controls
Reduce friction and
MOLYKOTE® HP-300 Grease PFPE grease with excellent heat, fuel and oil resistance
Fasteners, clips Proper torque,
assembly ease
MOLYKOTE® D-96 Anti-Friction Coating Air-drying, water-based coating provides low coefficient of friction with light loads
Spark plug boots,
ignition switches
Improved water
MOLYKOTE® G-5008 Dielectric Grease Silicone grease designed for rubber and ceramic pairings
Starter motor
gears, spline
shaft, clutch
Reduced friction, wear and noise MOLYKOTE® G-1021 Grease Synthetic-oil-based grease for extremely low startup and running frictional resistance
MOLYKOTE® D-7409 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured dry-film lubricant with excellent adhesion, corrosion protection and low friction, even at high temperatures
MOLYKOTE® 33L Extreme Low Temperature Grease Silicone-based grease with excellent low temperature resistance
MOLYKOTE® G-5025 Grease Silicone grease for extended durability in over running clutches
Switches, audio
and media
Enhanced smoothness
and reduced noise
MOLYKOTE® E Paste Synthetic-oil-based paste with solid lubricants and excellent materials compatibility
MOLYKOTE® EM-30L Grease Synthetic grease with PTFE or other solids for lubricating plastic components
MOLYKOTE® G-1057 Grease Low-bleed synthetic grease with excellent plastics compatibility
Window lift
Reduced friction,
wear, vibration and
MOLYKOTE® EM-60L Grease Synthetic grease suitable for low-temperature lubrication of plastics
MOLYKOTE® 33L Extreme Low Temperature Grease Silicone-based grease with excellent low temperature resistance
Protection from
moisture and fretting corrosion
MOLYKOTE® L-8030 Grease Solid lubricants in fluorinated solvent form quick-drying, nontacky lubricating film
MOLYKOTE® 111 Compound Greaselike silicone with excellent water resistance over a wide temperature range

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


Sustainable design solutions

Enhance your design sustainability with MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubricationsolutions from DuPont. To meet key electrical systems 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 anti-friction coatings (AFCs) provide clean and dry long-term lubrication for starter motors, threaded fasteners and assembly clips.
  • MOLYKOTE® brand specialty greases help reduce friction, wear, noise and corrosion on alternators, connectors, window regulators and adjustable-component actuators.


Smart Lubrication™ solutions for other vehicle systems

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

  • Chassis and brakes
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Powertrain


Source: Dupont publication


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