Thursday, 10 May 2012

Improved Lubrication From Polymers Water Not Oil

Mineral oil is typically used as a cooling lubricant for machining hard metals and for tool-making machinery on which tools are manufactured, but engineers are now offering an alternative to fossil fuel-based oils that often transport very little heat.

The new aqueous biopolymer solutions are actually based on water, which is no worse a lubricant than oil if the right additives are used.


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