In use, Molyslip products form a lubricating layer of Molybdenum Disulphide on metal surfaces in the following manner.
MOLYSLIP MBG High Load Bearing Grease 450G MOL24005Stock CoTheory of Molyslip Lubrication
The Molybdenum Disulphide molecules arrange themselves into plates with a laminar structure in which each molybdenum atom is sandwiched between two sulphur atoms. The sulphur atoms are attracted to metal and therefore become plated or bonded on to each of the adjacent bearing surfaces. In between these two platings further layers of molecules form. The sulphur-to-metal bonding is very strong, but the sulphur-to-sulphur bonding between adjacent molecules is very weak.
Thus, there are two bearing surfaces, each protectively plated by a layer of Molybdenum Disulphide molecules with sliding or lubricating layers of molecules in between. In this way direct contact of metal-to-metal surfaces is prevented, friction is considerably reduced, with the consequent elimination of local heating, wear is inhibited and protection achieved even under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature.
The molecular thickness of Molybdenum Disulphide is such that there are approximately 40,000 lubricating or cleavage planes in an MoS2 film one thousandth of an inch thick!
The Molybdenum Disulphide plating is, in effect, a separating layer of immense strength, greater than the yield stress of most metals...and in addition it possesses the low coefficient of friction of ·03 to ·06 which gives more efficient lubrication combined with this greater protection.de: MOL24005
MOLYSLIP MBG High Load Bearing Grease 450G MOL24005
INFUSIBLE BENTONE / MoS2 HIGH LOAD BEARING GREASE
A HIGH PERFORMANCE GREASE THAT HAS NO DROP OR MELTING POINT.
IT RESISTS WATER, STEAM, ACIDS, ALKALIS, AND AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS OF MOST CHEMICALS.
PROTECTS AGAINST OXIDATION AND CORROSION WHILST COMBINING A HEAVY LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY WITH STABLE CONSISTENCY AT HIGH WORKING TEMPERATURES. IT ALSO ALLOWS FOR INCREASED LUBRICATION INTERVALS AND IMPROVED SAFETY MARGINS