Metalube has introduced Metalife™, a new product range specifically designed for use in high-temperature bearings on continuous presses in the wood panel industry. The new range sits alongside Metalube’s highly revered chain and belt oils, and the addition of these new greases further strengthens Metalube’s range of products towards a complete solution for continuous press lubrication.
Metalife™ was developed in conjunction with wood panel manufacturers who identified pervasive issues with grease run off from high-temperature bearings. As a direct response Metalube’s Research and Development team utilised cutting edge technology to create a bearing lubricant capable of withstanding extreme temperatures and aggressive chemical environments. Metalife™ lubricant is a fully synthetic, perfluorinated grease that employs an optimised base oil, thickener and proprietary additive system to deliver outstanding resistance to thermo-oxidative degradation at temperatures of up to 280°C. The product is resistant to most aggressive chemicals such as acids, alkalis, solvents and oxidising agents allowing it to be used where conventional products will fail.
Metalube’s Matthew Buffin says: “We are constantly working with our customers to improve efficiency through high performance technical solutions and where possible will create products for highly bespoke applications. Following intensive testing in application the product has been welcomed by our customers as a fantastic solution to their initial issue”
The new Metalube Metalife™ lubricant is best suited for use in ball bearings where it is able to significantly outperform conventional greases, especially where high temperatures and chemical exposure occurs.