Water based Polymers and Additives

Water based lubricants represent a growing market niche because of water’s unique properties, lower cost as a diluent,  and the  reduced environmental impact when compared to oil based lubricants. Your technical team may find it a worthwhile investigation. Building viscosity in water presents obvious challenges due to polymer compatibility in aqueous systems.  Functional Products Inc. offers a full line of tackifiers and viscosity modifiers for water based lubricants.   Functional Product’s Technical Director Dr. Erik Willett recently presented in a  paper on the technical mechanism of polymers and water.

Read the conference paper here:  Water Soluble Polymers for Industrial Lubrication