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LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations

Reduces Friction, Vibration, Heat Buildup

LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations are designed to be self-lubricating. They offer lower coefficient of friction (COF) values and improved wear-resistant properties for molded parts. These materials combine the unique benefits of internal lubricants with a wide array of base engineering resins. LubriOne formulations help reduce friction, noise, vibration, and heat buildup as well as improve product durability.  They are ideal for applications that involve mating surfaces or extreme wear, including gears, pulleys, bearings, hinges, drawer guides and rollers, and conveyor belts. 

Several lubricants enhance the performance of LubriOne formulations. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) offers the lowest COF of any internal lubricant, allowing for significantly lower wear rates than traditional plastics. PTFE-free lubricants including silicone and molybdenum disulfide are also available, offering similar tribological and mechanical performance while avoiding the use of fluorinated content. Silicone behaves primarily as a boundary lubricant, and significantly reduces wear rates and COF when formulated into thermoplastics at low levels. Molybdenum disulfide is typically formulated with nylon resins to reduce wear rates. Grades can be reinforced with glass, carbon, or aramid fibers to meet various application needs.

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Impact

  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Reduced friction, heat buildup, noise & vibration
  • Improved processability & surface finish on parts
  • Lower power requirements & low maintenance
  • Design flexibility
  • Reduced weight
  • Chemically resistant, formaldehyde-free grades available
  • Ideal for applications in many industries including transportation, industrial, household, healthcare, electrical and electronics
  • PTFE-free grades available
  • Grades can be formulated with recycled content

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LubriOne™ PKE Series Product Bulletin

Specialty polyketone formulations with excellent chemical and wear resistance for demanding applications

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Safety Data Sheets

Important information about the health, safety and environmental impacts of Avient products.

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Technical Data Sheets

Browse our library of product data sheets containing technical descriptions and details.

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Technical Literature

Technical information, design guides, processing information and more.

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NAME CATEGORY DESCRIPTION  
A Guide to Polyketone - Overview Brochure Product/Service Overview Take a comprehensive look at the performance and sustainability benefits of this next-gen material solution View
Alternatives to Nylon 6,6 Product/Service Overview Learn about possible material alternatives to nylon 6,6 in response to current shortages View
Archery Cable Slide Case Study (Snapshot) LubriOne™ formulation delivered smooth operation, low COF and improved wear resistance for archery cable slide component View
Benefits of Edgetek™ PKE and LubriOne™ PKE thermoplastics - Video Video Edgetek™ PKE and LubriOne™ PKE thermoplastics offer comparable performance and eco-conscious alternatives to nylon and acetal. View
Chemically Resistant Polymers for Next Generation Healthcare and Consumer Products Webinar Learn more about considerations for chemically resistant materials for product development and durability in this free on-demand webinar View
Data Storage Carrier Case Study (Snapshot) LubriOne™ provides dimensional stability and flame retardancy in data storage carrier  View
Disposable Medical Tray Case Study (Snapshot) Delivered excellent wear resistance performance and provided dimensional stability View
Ear Defender Bracket Case Study (Snapshot) LubriOne™ Formulation provided mechanical and wear resistance for Sordin ear defender bracket View
Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance (ESCR) Design Guide Processing & Design Guides Find out how part design can reduce stress in molded plastic parts and improve ESCR in your products View
Evaluating the Performance of PKE for POM Replacement White Paper Download this free study to determine if PKE can address POM's toxicity and sustainability issues without sacrificing performance View
Less Wear, More Wow Article Reduce friction and ensuing wear to improve automotive system useful life View
LubriOne™ Auto-injector Pen Application Case Study (Snapshot) LubriOne™ internally lubricated formulation provides consistent dimensional stability for auto-injector pen View
LubriOne™ Formulations North America - Product Selection Guide Product Selection Guide LubriOne™ Formulations product descriptions and properties View
LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations Processing & Design Guides Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations for LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations View
LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations for Conveyor Belt Gears - Application Bulletin Application Overview Learn how LubriOne™ internally lubricated formulations are an ideal solution for conveyor belt gears View
LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations – PTFE-free Solutions Product/Service Overview Overview of key characteristics, markets and applications View
LubriOne™ PKE Formulations Product/Service Overview Semi-crystalline polyketone (PK) formulations offer chemical resistance, low friction, and eco-conscious alternatives to nylon and acetal View
LubriOne™ Switchgear Plunger Case Study (Snapshot) LubriOne™ provides low friction and wear resistance for switchgear plunger View
LubriOne™ Vacuum Cleaner Gear Case Study (Snapshot) LubriOne™ provides excellent wear resistance and improved durability in vacuum cleaner gear View
Polyketone, a next generation sustainable nylon alternative Webinar Learn more about polyketone, how it compares to nylons, its sustainability value, and potential applications in this free on-demand webinar View
Printer Gear Case Study (Snapshot) LubriOne™ minimizes friction and reduces wear in printer gears View
Specialty Furniture Fitting Case Study (Snapshot) LubriOne provides dimensional and processing stability for specialty furniture fitting View

LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations Product Selection Guide

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