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Best Practices Research Report for Automotive Assembly Lubricants

Based on its recent analysis of the automotive assembly lubricants market, Frost & Sullivan, an independent global research organization, awarded International Products Corporation (IPC) with the 2012 North American Product Leadership Award in Automotive Assembly Lubricants for its line of P-80® temporary assembly lubricants.

Many industries rely heavily on natural and synthetic rubber.  The slip resistant nature of rubber makes it difficult to install, remove or manipulate.  The installation of rubber components can take up considerable time on the assembly line.  Improper alignment or installation may lead to a reduction in the life-cycle of the component and result in inherent safety issues.  Ergonomics and worker safety are also concerns.  There are many assembly applications that can benefit from reduced friction and increased safety including, but not limited to, the installation of belts, bumpers, seals, gaskets, grommets, bushings, O-rings, tires and hoses.

Frost & Sullivan used the following criteria to evaluate P-80®’s performance versus that of key competitive products:

  • Product Features / Functionality
  • Innovative Elements of the Product
  • Product Acceptance in the Marketplace
  • Customer Value Enhancements
  • Product Quality

The results of the study indicated that P-80® ranked highest in every category  P-80® Temporary Rubber Lubricants reduce assembly time and part failure, while increasing safety.

P-80® can be used to:

  • Reduce installation force
  • Achieve closer fits
  • Increase production rates
  • Improve product performance
  • Reduce rejects
  • Avoid slippage related injuries

The detailed report can be downloaded at www.ipcol.com/pdfs/FSAWARD.pdf.  Email me to send you a hard copy of this report at mchristian@ipcol.com.

Tips on using P-80 Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricant

P-80 is very simple to use.  All that is required is that enough of the liquid be applied to the part to create a thin film over its surface.  This can be done manually or automatically with a bath, brush, spray, sponge or squirt technique.  The best approach is determined by the size of the piece and the nature of the task.  Be sure to shake or stir P-80 well before using to assure maximum effectiveness.

If you need to cut rubber by hand or machine, apply P-80 to the knife blade and/or the rubber itself.  Cut the rubber while the surfaces are still wet.  Because P-80 keeps rubber from squirming, it allows clean, straight cutting.  Your cuts will be more precise, and you’ll waste less material.

Have questions or want free P-80 samples? 
Telephone: 609-386-8770  Fax: 609-386-8438  Web: www.ipcol.com Email: mkt@ipcol.com

P-80 Lubricants Flyer

P-80 is a liquid assembly aid that improves the production and assembly operations involving rubber and soft plastic parts. P-80 does not dry out or deteriorate rubber. It does not contain silicon and will not reactivate, even in the presence of water. This flyer gives a great overview of each formula and specifications.  P80_Flyer_12
Contact us for free samples to test in your assembly application.

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