New and Improved Packaging and Label Design for the P-80® Emulsion 1 Pint Containers

IP80-Emulsion_croppednternational Products Corporation (IPC) is pleased to announce the debut of a new   metric container and updated package design for the pint size of P-80® Emulsion temporary rubber assembly lubricant. A new 475 mL bottle will replace the 1 pint container; it will be available in cases of 6 and 12. For those wishing to utilize a sprayer with the new bottle, a case of 6 containers packed with 6 spray tops will also be available. Additional spray tops can be purchased separately, and are sold in cases of 12.

A few years ago, IPC replaced its quart and gallon sizes with similar P80-Emulsion-Spray_croppedmetric containers and induction sealed caps which greatly cut down on any leaking or damage caused during shipping. The transition to the new 475 mL bottle will begin in early 2016. Once the transition is complete, the pint containers will no longer be sold. Although the container will be changing, the P-80® product composition will remain the same. P-80® lubricants are specially formulated assembly aids that enable rubber parts to slide easily into place with minimal force. Once dry, P-80® stops lubricating and parts remain in place, resulting in a tight fit.

Advantages of the new 475 mL bottle include:

  • Stronger bottle and cap induction seals prevent leaking and reduce in-transit damage. Passed drop test: ISTA-6-FedEx-A.
  • Easy-to-store containers – The rectangular base allows for optimal use of warehouse and shipping space.
  • New sprayer option may enhance ease of use.
  • Global metric sizing.
  • Updated appearance and more detailed, informative label.
  • No current price change for the improved package.

P-80® lubricants enable rubber parts to slide easily into place with minimal force. Once dry, P-80® stops lubricating and parts remain in place, resulting in a tight fit. P-80® lubricants are compatible with most plastics, rubbers and metals. They are safe for workers and the environment. P-80® is water based and does not contain alcohol or petroleum distillates so it will not cause rubber to dry out or harden. Since P-80® does not contain silicon or any other persistent ingredients, once dry the slipping action goes away.

Contact us with your assembly challenge to help determine which P-80® formula will best serve your needs. Free samples are available for trial testing; sample@ipcol.com

For sales and service in the U.S. call our ISO:9001 certified manufacturing facility at 609-386-8770 or email mkt@ipcol.com. You may also visit our website at www.ipcol.com.

P-80® Temporary Rubber Lubricants – Now Available in 10ml tubes – Ideal for maintenance and repair kits!

The slip resistant nature of rubber makes it difficult to install, cut, remove or manipulate. Repair and installation of rubber parts can take considerable physical effort and time. In addition, improper part alignment or installation can lead to part failure and safety issues. Many jobs can benefit from the reduced friction and increased safety provided by P-80® Temporary Rubber Lubricants. Major manufacturing companies have used P-80 lubricants for years for the assembly of engine mounts, bumpers, seals, belts, bushings, O-rings, hoses, grommets, grips, plugs, moldings, tires and many other rubber or soft plastic engineered parts.

P-80 Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricants - tube sizesNow, P-80 is available in handy re-sealable tubes making it perfect for maintenance, repair, service or even the dreaded recall. The 10 mL size provides enough lubrication for multiple repairs. They are a perfect size for assembly, maintenance and repair kits.

P-80 is helpful for pump, HVAC, auto and truck, motorcycle, construction equipment, mechanical seal, pool and spa, appliance, bicycle, plumbing and many other repair jobs. In fact, every fleet or service center can benefit from the use of P-80 for their ongoing maintenance. Most automotive OEMs have already approved P-80 for assembly, so specification numbers already exist making ordering easier for dealers and suppliers.

P-80 lubricants enable rubber parts to slide easily into place with minimal force. Once dry, P-80 stops lubricating and parts remain in place, resulting in a tight fit.

P-80 lubricants are compatible with most plastics, rubbers and metals. They are safe for workers and the environment. P-80 is water based and does not contain alcohol or petroleum distillates so it will not cause rubber to dry out or harden. Since P-80 does not contain silicon or any other persistent ingredients, once dry the slipping action goes away.

P-80 is available in four different industrial formulas, as well as two special formulas that are registered with NSF as H1 lubricants approved for incidental food contact applications. Most P-80 products are biodegradable and all are manufactured in the USA.

Please contact us to help you decide which formula will best serve your needs. Free sample kits and technical assistance are available by phone: 609-386-8770, by email: sample@ipcol.com, or visit our website at http://www.ipcol.com.

P-80 Lubricants can be used for assembly applications in major automotive OEMs

P-80 lubricants are more effective than soap and water and a safer alternative to alcohol and harmful solvent based lubricants. P-80 lubricants provide a high degree of lubricity when wet, but because they do not contain silicon or other persistent ingredients, once dry the slipping action goes away. P-80 is free of petroleum distillates, so they will not dry, crack or otherwise harm rubber parts. P-80 lubricants are compatible with most metals, plastics and natural and synthetic elastomers.

There are a number of rubber and plastic parts that can benefit from using P-80 in the assembly process. Below are a list of rubber assembly applications in major automotive OEMs;

  • Heater hose
  • Windshield wiper hose
  • Upper and lower rad hose
  • Brake line
  • Window surround
  • Trunk seals
  • Grommets – automated and manual
  • Drive shaft boots
  • HVAC hoses
  • Wire harness pull throughs
  • Isolator brackets
  • Door harness
  • Automated o-ring and sleeve application

P-80 lubricants are available in four (4) industrial formulas; P-80 Emulsion, P-80 THIX, P-80 Grip-it and P-80 RediLube.  Contact us for recommendations on the best formula for your assembly application.  Free samples are available upon request by sending an email to mkt@ipcol.com or calling 609-386-8770..

View the entire line of P-80 lubricants at http://www.ipcol.com.

P-80® Lubricants provide a safe and easy way to improve assembly operations in the automotive industry.

Rubber’s non-slip quality can make an assembly process very difficult. Without an assembly aid, tight-fitting rubber components can cause production to slow down, and quality and safety standards to slip. The P-80® line is specially formulated to provide temporary lubrication that makes rubber easy to install, remove, or otherwise manipulate. P-80®’s temporary nature is a result of its chemical composition.

P-80® lubricants provide a high degree of lubricity when wet, but because they do not contain silicon or other persistent ingredients, once dry the slipping action goes away. P-80® lubricants are also free of petroleum distillates, so they will not dry, crack or otherwise harm rubber parts. P-80® lubricants are compatible with most metals, plastics and natural and synthetic elastomers.

Unlike many other lubricants, P-80® products are water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable, and easy to dispose of. P-80® is NFPA-rated at 0-0-0. Most of the products are biodegradable. Spills can be cleaned up with a cloth or sponge. Soap and water will easily remove P-80® from hands or clothing. All P-80 products undergo full health and safety testing by independent laboratories and test data is available upon request.

The automotive industry relies heavily on natural and synthetic rubber for various purposes including chassis, engine and suspension components. P-80®’s applications include mounts, seals, belts, bushings, o-rings, grommets, insulators, tires, wire harnesses, hoses, and other powertrain components and subsystem assemblies. Due to the slip resistant nature of rubber, it is relatively difficult to install, remove or manipulate. Complex and tight fitting rubber parts take up considerable time on the assembly line. Improper alignment or installation of these parts may also lead to reduction in the life-cycle of the component and result in inherent safety issues.

Traditionally, lubricants are used to provide ease of assembly in automotive manufacturing; however, the residual lubrication may result in health and safety hazards, reduced functionality or reduced aesthetic appeal. Some lubricants may also react to chemical environments, which the vehicle may undergo during day-to-day use. At times, the lubricants used may not be safe for use and may harm the environment or the operator in the long run. Improper lubrication for assembly components may also lead to injuries during assembly, creating another hindrance for worker safety.

During the design phase for rubber components in automotive assembly, testing is conducted to ensure proper fit and finish, along with analysis of the forces required to achieve a clean fit. An improper installation may lead to component damage, increased waste, damage to the production line and the requirement of excessive assembly force. Cutting rubber is also a challenge, as it is quite soft and tends to squirm; achieving perfect cuts is difficult without a lubricant or cutting medium.

The economic advantages of the P-80® line include; reduced part breakage or failure, prolonged part life, reduced worker injuries and reduced environmental impact. In addition, due to P-80®’s safety, no special air permits or handling are required. IPC also conducts extensive material compatibility tests and provides this information to customers free of charge. Finally, P-80 lubricants are made in the USA – the full P-80® product line is formulated, manufactured, and distributed by International Products Corporation (IPC) in Burlington, New Jersey. All products are available in a wide range of competitively priced sizes.

Health and safety issues, and environmental concerns are ever increasing in the automotive industry. Rubber, plastic, and articles thereof intrinsically manifest significant friction during their manipulation and assembly. The assembly of a hose onto a manifold requires strenuous exertion, particularly when the mated components are designed with tight tolerances for a permanent union.

Historically, the assembly friction is mitigated by using chemicals conveniently found throughout the manufacturing facility; these include transmission oil, motor oil, coolants, gasoline, and metalworking fluids. In the domestic automotive industry alone, IPC estimates the misapplication of these chemicals generates over ten thousand gallons of hazardous waste annually from spills, drips, and overuse. Other detrimental consequences include material incompatibility, fugitive emissions, unnecessary hazard exposure, part failure, and housekeeping hazards. This problem spans into many other industries, including aerospace, appliance, recreational equipment, marine, pump, and after-market maintenance and repair.

P-80® temporary assembly lubricants from IPC bring the best solutions to these problems. P-80 lubricants are available in six different formulas from which customers can choose different viscosities, lubricant bases, drying properties, and how the lubricant behaves after it dries. The appropriate lubricant can be chosen to suit compatibility with different surfaces and materials, and for friction reducing characteristics. P-80® temporary lubricants are the proven, safe choice for automotive assembly operations.

View the entire line of P-80 lubricants at http://www.ipcol.com. Contact me for product information or a free P-80® sample kit at mkt@ipcol.com or call 609-386-8770.

 

P-80 Lubricants – Two Year Shelf Life!

We are pleased to inform you that all sizes of P-80 lubricants, except P-80 RediLube, now have a two-year shelf life.  This change is based on in-house stability testing conducted by our VP of Research, Quality & Safety. 

The new shelf life applies to the following lubricants:

  1. P-80 Rubber Lubricant Emulsion
  2. P-80 THIX Rubber Lubricant Gel
  3. P-80 Grip-It Quick Drying Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricant
  4. P-80 Emulsion IFC (for Incidental Food Contact Applications)
  5. P-80 THIX IFC (for Incidental Food Contact Applications)

P-80 RediLube will continue to have a one year shelf life because it is a relatively new product.  After long term stability tests are completed, P-80 RediLube’s shelf life may be increased to two years as well. Recommended storage and handling instruction are found on the Material Safety Data Sheets.  Please email us with your lot number if you need a Certificate of Analysis certifying a 24-month shelf life for your specific lot.

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P-80 lubricants are manufactured by International Products Corporation headquartered in Burlington New Jersey – USA. View the entire line of P-80 lubricants at http://www.ipcol.com. Contact me for product information or a free sample kit at mkt@ipcol.com or call 609-386-8770.

 

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