Rave Scientific offers Apiezon high vacuum greases. The Apiezon family of hydrocarbon high vacuum greases have been serving the market for many years and are highly regarded for their quality, consistency and excellent performance in vacuum applications. These Apiezon greases are hydrocarbon based, silicone-free and highly resistant to creep, the undesirable phenomenon associated with silicone-based products. Using Apiezon reduces the chance of grease travelling away from the area of application and contaminating adjacent surfaces. In addition the ultra high vacuum grease ensures ultimate cleanliness and low outgassing without contaminating vacuum systems. Apiezon Vacuum greases have been approved by NASA and NATO. The attributes are:
The Apiezon AP100 vacuum grease is a silicone-free vacuum grease and lubricant containing PTFE, AP100 exhibits extremely high levels of lubricity and has been shown to provide eight times the level of lubrication offered by standard, petroleum-based lubricating greases. Apiezon AP100 is designed for use at ambient temperatures (generally between 10 to 30°C / 50 to 86°F). If you are looking for a grease capable of performing at higher temperatures, Apiezon AP101 or Apiezon H Grease may be more appropriate. The unique properties of Apiezon AP100 lubricating vacuum grease mean it is frequently used to protect stepping motors and gearboxes from corrosion and abrasion, particularly when they are subjected to high load conditions. AP100 is also used to prevent seizure in stopcocks, taps and small metal fastenings.
The Apiezon AP101 is a silicone-free, excellent general purpose, hydrocarbon grease, which is intended for a variety of industrial and scientific applications. Apiezon AP101 is a specialist, anti-seize vacuum grease, containing PTFE, which confers superior anti-seize properties providing glass and metal surfaces with long-lasting lubrication and protection from fusing and corrosion.
Apiezon H Grease is a silicone-free high vacuum grease perfectly suited for use at high temperatures in both scientific and industrial applications. H Grease has exceptional ‘stiction’ and thermal conduction properties and has gained prestigious approvals from a variety of international organizations, including BAE Systems, the European Space Agency and NASA.
Apiezon H Grease is a silicone-free high temperature vacuum grease which:
Apiezon L Grease is a silicone-free high temperature vacuum grease which: