The Novagard Versilube G322L is a 5.3 oz. tube of silicone grease compound that provides corrosion resistance, facilitates soldering and painting, and is recommended for lubricating and protecting aluminum and steel materials such as linkages, bushings, bearings, lock hinges, and engine components. The compound is a soap-thickened, methylalkyl polysiloxane fluid-based grease. It is also compatible with glass, painted surfaces, and a variety of plastics. The compound has a temperature range of -60 to +400 degrees F (-51 to +204 degrees C). It has a yellow color and a paste consistency.
Industrial lubricants can be found in most machinery performing one or more functions, including reducing friction and wear, preventing components from adhering to each other, distributing loads more evenly, dispersing heat away from moving parts, and preventing corrosion. Although many materials are used as lubricants, the most common are oil (also called fluid lubricants) and grease because of their versatility. Oil lubricants contain either a petroleum or synthetic base, the properties of which are modified by the addition of various additives. Grease lubricants, a mixture of oil lubricant and a thickening agent, have a thicker consistency than oil, enabling use wherever liquids cannot be retained and requiring less frequent changes.
Novagard Solutions manufactures industrial adhesives, sealants, and lubricants. The company, founded in 1977, is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.