Testing & Support

It our intent to provide you, the customer, with the most cost effective, specialty lubricant solution for the most challenging applications.  We have resources available to help consult and select a solution, and also to test and validate the desired performance is achieved.

You Need Technical Assistance With Your Project. We Can Help

Technical support is available starting with our trained distributor network to answer product related questions and help with making product recommendations. Applications requiring more consideration may make use of Dow Corning Technical Customer Service, and beyond this, Application Engineers are available to more fully work with prototypes or design/perform testing which helps to identify the correct product solution through data creation.

About Dow & Dow Corning

For more than 65 years, design and maintenance engineers around the world have relied on Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions from Dow Corning to solve or prevent lubrication problems and to save energy by reducing friction and wear.

Application Engineering and Product Development

With a long history of Molykote® comes the ability to draw on product performance in real applications and knowing what has worked well in the past to more quickly get to a plausible solution for the next lubrication problem. If it is found that the right product just does not exist, we can partner with the customer to identify the needs and work to develop a new product that does meet the needs.

Experienced Product Experts

We are a robust organization from our network of technical distributors to our senior engineers and scientists striving to solve the next difficult lubrication problem. Industry touch points happen at all levels. Membership in lubricant related organization and societies offers the ability to both receive and provide training in new technology. Certifications for many of our application engineers assure the expertise they have is provided by and recognized by industry.

Lab Capabilities to Support

A wide variety of ASTM, DIN, ISO and other standard tests can be conducted in North America as well as other locations around the globe.  Laboratory capabilities range from basic physical properties to specialized equipment for load, friction or wear. Other capabilities include full corporate resources from both Dow Corning and Dow Chemical for prototyping, imaging and analytical testing.  Manufacturing equipment is also available to develop new products in a small scale setting prior to advancing to full scale production.

Material Properties

  • Viscosity
  • Non Volatile Content
  • Bleed 
  • Evaporation
  • Penetration/Consistency
  • Dropping Point
  • Density
  • Elastomer Volume Swell
  • Salt Spray Corrosion
  • EMCOR Corrosion
  • Copper Corrosion
  • Low Temp Torque
  • Water Spray/Wash Off 
  • Pencil Hardness
  • Rockwell Hardness
  • Scratch  & Adhesion
  • Profilometer
  • Grease Mobility
  • Lincoln Ventmeter
  • Mandrel Bend Test
  • Tannis Foam

Other Resources

  • Dow Corning/Dow Chemical Global Analytical Services
  • Dow Corning/Dow Chemical Skilled Trades /Journeymen
  • Dow Corning Global Tribology Laboratories
  • Wiesbaden Germany
  • Chiba Japan 
  • External Tribology Laboratories
  • Midland Local & Other
  • Oil Analysis & Other
  • Miscellaneous
  • ASTM
  • Organizations/Societies
  • 6 Sigma Methodology

Application & Product Development

  • Spray booth for Coating Application
  • Dip Spin for Coating Application 
  • Screen Printing
  • Ovens for Heat Aging, Solvent Flash and Cure 
  • Change Can Mixer (Shear, Vacuum, Heat)
  • Centrifugal and Paddle Blade Mixing
  • 3 Roll Mill (Particle Size)
  • Ball Mill
  • Surface Conditioning 
  • Media Blast, Detergent Wash, Phosphating

Material Performance

  • 4 Ball Wear
  • 4 Ball Weld (Extreme Pressure)
  • Cameron Plint 
  • (Linear Reciprocating Wear & CoF)
  • Mini Traction Machine
  • (CoF & Traction)
  • Falex Pin on Vee  
  • (Endurance & Load Carrying)
  • UMT-3 (Universal Mechanical Tester) 
  • (Friction, Wear, 3 Point Bending up to 1000C)
  • LFW Load Friction Wear
  • (Rotating and Oscillating)
  • Press Fit (CoF)
  • Taber (Abrasion Resistance)
  • Bolt Tension/Torque Testing

Image Capture

  • Optical Stereoscope 
  • Magnification
  • Geometric Measurement
  • 3D Topography
  • Photo Station
  • Digital SLR Camera
  • Acoustic Emissions
  • Bearing Analyzer

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