There are different types of lubricants on the market, each with a specific use. From oil to thicker pastes, these materials are primarily used to protect mechanisms and considerably increase their life span. Etraves and its lubricant packaging solutions bring all their know-how: To be able to package these products in an optimal way requires mastery in order to be able to transport and market these products in the right way. As these products are subject to specific anti-pollution regulations, each Etraves lubricant packaging must be perfect.
Paste-type lubricants and greases
These pasty lubricants are used for all bearings that are not intended to rotate "quickly", such as certain ball bearings for example. Also used for the assembly and mounting of certain parts, these pastes are used for work above 300 degrees: Beyond this temperature, the base oil evaporates.
Better known to the general public and used in all industries, greases are multi-task lubricants. Their usefulness is obvious when faced with high temperatures and high rotation speeds of various mechanisms. This versatile lubricant is present everywhere, even in our daily life, unlike liquids which systematically require a reservoir.
Liquid lubricants, used on a daily basis
An oil is a liquid of more or less fluid consistency, whose viscosity depends on the type of use. For example, engine or gear oil will not have the same consistency depending on the different models of machines! And this for several reasons, including :
- The heating temperature (an oil is thicker when cold)
- Intensive use or not
- Additives integrated or not
- User exposure
Each use must therefore be as appropriate as possible, for optimal use. There are different oils for this purpose: For high temperatures, for hydraulic use, for metalworking, synthetic or mineral motor oils, with or without additives, etc. The list is long and each machine or engine will indicate which one to use for its operation.
The lubricant must be able to adhere perfectly to the part concerned to guarantee the best performance of the machines, motors and gears. Systems in good condition will help this adhesion, in addition to the additives present in these liquids.
Packaging for all
In order to sell and transport lubricant, storage in good conditions is essential. It is important to think about the container and its use: Lubricants do not require the same materials for storage. Oils will be sold in cans, tubes (because of their liquid properties and additives), while greases and pastes can be packaged in pots or cartridges. The advantage of these hermetic packages is to allow an optimal and easier storage. The final use and its practicality are also essential elements in the choice of packaging.
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