The Novagard Versilube G321 is a 5.3 oz. tube of extreme temperature range silicone grease compound that provides lubrication in extremely cold environments such as cryogenic systems. The grease is a soap-thickened, dimethyl-diphenyl polysiloxane-based compound. The compound provides resistance to oxidation and degradation and has long-term aging stability for use in areas that have extended service intervals. It has a temperature range of -100 to +375 degrees F (-73 to +190 degrees C). It meets CID A-A-59173 Type II specifications (formerly known as MIL-G-46886B). The compound is an off-white or tan paste.
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.