Stick Lubricant

Distribution & Joint Venture Opportunity – Manufacturer of Unique Solid Stick for Wheel Flange Lubrication



 

It is an encapsulated solid Lubricant in a thermosetting polymeric binder with no oil or liquid components, formed into blocks in order to be used in lubrication of wheel flange-rail gauge corner interface for locomotives, metro wagons, trams and other devices running on steel rails. It is a laboratory tested and field proven solid stick with the best lubricity, retentivity, optimized longevity and made according to EN 16028:2012, to resist wear. It can be produced with any desired shape and properties, for example interlocking and continuous blocks called the XL version.
 
Technical Data:
 
  • Coefficient of friction µ < 0.15 as per EN 16028:2012
  • Hardness Range = 70-83 Shore-d
  • Density at 23o C = 1.8 g/cm3
  • Flammability Grade (V0) according to ANSI/UL94:2001
  • Temperature of Starting of decomposition = 360o C in Argon atmosphere (TGA test)
  • Water Absorption = 0.9%
 
This dry solid lubricant is applied to the wheel flange without migrating to the wheel tread or railhead and therefore, with no impact on traction or braking.
 
Benefits:
 
  • Non-toxic and non-flammable
  • No Contamination of rail and wheel
  • Reduction of wheel climb and derailment potential
  • Extending Wheel and rail life
  • Reducing repair and maintenance costs
  • Reducing flanging noise
  • Environmentally friendly
 
Proposal: The Company is keen on expanding to Indian sub-continent market including India, Nepal, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka and is looking for a suitable distribution or joint venture partner in India.