The WD-40 Heavy Duty can contains 1 gal. of non-aerosol multi-use lubricant that can be applied to almost any item to reduce friction and protect metal from rust and other corrosion. With over 2,000 documented uses, WD-40 is also commonly used to loosen stuck metal parts, remove grease and grime, silence squeaky components, and displace water to remove moisture from electrical systems. Even after the lubricant has dried, it continues to protect surfaces from corrosion. The lubricant’s petroleum base permits use on most materials, excluding polycarbonate and clear polystyrene. It has a non-aerosol formula that also dissolves adhesives to remove stickers and labels, and allows the can to be recycled more easily than aerosol cans. The can contains 1 gal. of lubricant for heavy duty use in industrial applications. It has a spout for dispensing large amounts of lubricant and a handle for controlled pouring.
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.
WD-40 manufactures lubricants, and household and industrial cleaners. The company is headquartered in San Diego, CA.