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  • Reduce wear and add long life
  • Synthetics can be formulated to satisfy application requirements

Synthetics are the logical lubricant choice in a number of applications, including when:

  • Equipment failure or excessive downtime is attributed to ineffective lubrication products or practices
  • Application demands are beyond the capabilities of mineral-based petroleum products
  • High or low temperatures (-75 to +500 F) are encountered
Synthetic lubricants provide superior service in a variety of harsh applications  
Man-made synthetics reduce wear by providing a more robust lubricant film in the load zone or nonconforming surface of bearings, gears, compressors, rotary shaft seals, vacuum and diaphragm pumps, valves, and hydraulic systems. Reduced maintenance, parts replacement, and energy costs often result. Synthetic lubricants also provide long life because of their enhanced thermal and oxidative stability, which reduce the formation of sludge, corrosion, and deposits.
The major drawback to synthetic lubricants is initial cost, which is typically about three times higher than mineral oil-based products. However, the initial price premium is usually recovered over the life of the product, which is about three times longer than conventional lubricants.
Because of the initial expense, using synthetics in systems experiencing leakage or contamination is not a practical choice.
Food Grade Lubricants
HB-1251 Food Grade Hydraulic
HB-1278F Food Grade Chain Lube
HB-1285 Food Grade Compressor Oil
HB-1285 Spec
HB-1285 MSDS
HB-1378OC Food Grade Oven Chain Lube
HB-1378OC Spec
Compressor Lubricants
HB-1282 Syn-lube (PAO) Rotary Screw Compressor
HB-1282 MSDS
HB-1283 Syn-Lube Reciprocating Compressor Lube
HB-1283 MSDS
HB-1284 Syn Lube Compressor Lube
HB-1284 MSDS
HB-1285 Food Grade Compressor Oil
HB-1285 Spec
HB-1285 MSDS
HB-1292 Premium Synthetic Blend Compressor Oil
HB-1292 Spec
HB-1292 MSDS
HB-1293 Synthetic Blend Compressor Oil
HB-1293 Spec
HB-1293 MSDS
Gear Lube
HB-1228 Syngear EP Industrial Gear Lube
HB-1229 Syngear FG Synthetic Gear Lube
HB-1277 Syngear EP Gear Lube
HB-1277 MSDS
HB-1280 Syngear Synthetic Gear Lube
HB-1280 MSDS
HB-500 Dura-Max Hi-Temp Blue EP
HB-520 Dura-Max Grease
HB-525 Green Max Multi-Purpose EP
HB-596 Ultra Temp
Hydraulic Oil & Torque Fluids
HB-1250 Synthetic Hydraulic Fluid
HB-1250 Spec
HB-1250 MSDS
HB-1251 Synthetic Food Grade Hydraulic Fluid
Chain & Cable Lubricants
HB-1279 High Temp Chain Lube w/ Graphite
HB-411 Synthetic Hi Temp Chain Lube
HB-411A Aerosol Synthetic Hi-Temp Chain Lube

Selection :

A properly selected synthetic product provides the same basic lubrication functions as mineral oils. However, synthetic lubricants can be formulated with a combination of properties to satisfy specific application requirements that petroleum products cannot usually meet.
Performance characteristics of synthetic lubricants are derived from the physical and chemical properties of the base fluid and effects of additives introduced into the final product. Physical and chemical qualities include viscosity-temperature behavior, low-temperature fluidity, volatility, compatibility with paints and elastomers, ability to dissolve chemical additives, and hydrolytic stability. Additives are introduced to influence, to a greater or lesser degree, oxidation stability, load-bearing ability, and corrosion protection.

Types :

There are several major classes of synthetic lubricants.
  • Synthesized hydrocarbons, such as polyalphaolefins and dialkylated  benzenes, are the most common types. These products provide performance characteristics closest to mineral oils and are compatible with them. They are used as engine and turbine oils, hydraulic fluids, gear and bearing circulating oils, and compressor lubricants.
  • Organic esters, such as dibasic acid and polyol esters, easily accept additives, which enhance their applicability for finished product formulations, such as crankcase oils and compressor lubricants.
  • Phosphate esters are well suited for fire resistance applications. They also provide excellent wear resistance and corrosion, and are considered readily biodegradable.
  • Polyglycols are used for lubricating gears, bearings, and compressors handling hydro-carbon gases. They provide excellent wear protection at high temperatures as well as good corrosion protection.
  • Silicones are chemically inert, nontoxic, fire resistant, and water repellent. They have low pour points and volatility, good low-temperature fluidity, and good oxidation and thermal stability at very high temperatures.
It is important to remember that synthetics are as different from each other as they are from petroleum lubricants. Their performance and applicability to any situation depends on the quality of the synthetic base stock and additive package.
Consulting with The Solutions Team at H&B Industries early in the selection process is the best approach to ensuring the right product is chosen for the application.