Application Type Exceptional release properties, Lubricate 1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part Material Form Supplied as liquid or aerosol, Supplied as liquid or aerosol Substrate Fabric, Paper Industry Cams adjusting screws Manufacturer Dow Chemistry Naphtha, Silicone Cure Method Solvent Cure Time (min) 30 Color Clear High Temperature Resistance (°C) 43 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -40 Key Specifications USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture): USDA H2 ratings
Technical Data for Dow 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant
1 Part or 2 Part
- 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
- Aerosol - Supplied as liquid or aerosol
- Liquid - Supplied as liquid or aerosol
- Mechanical Fastening Parts - Cams adjusting screws
- Textiles - Textile
- Industrial - Aluminum production, Bearings, Cams, Chain, Conveyors, Cutting tools, Dies, Drills, Forming tools, Guides, Knives, Plastic, Punches, Rubber, Scissors, Slides, Slitters, Slitters blade, Spinning frames, Steel production, Taps, Tools, Tracks, Ways
- Packaging - Paper and Woodworking
- Other - Naphtha
- Dispenser - Automatic lubricator
- Clear / Transparent - Clear
- USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture): H2 - USDA H2 ratings
Cure Time (min) 30
High Temperature Resistance (°C) 43 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -40
Specific Gravity 0.770 Test Method Flash Point (°F) 102.2 Test Method
Shelf Life Details When stored at or below 25°C (77°F), Dow Corning 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant has a shelf life of 60 months from date of manufacture. Refer to product packaging for “Use By” date. When stored at or below 4°C (40°F), solid material may precipitate. When the material is warmed to room temperature, this material will readily redissolve without affecting lubrication properties. Shelf Life Type from date of manufacture Shelf Life (mon) 60
Best Practices for Dow 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant
Dow Corning 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant may be sprayed from an aerosol can or an automatic lubricator, applied by brushing or dipping. Only a very thin film is needed for maximum results. The film is useful immediately after the solvent evaporates.
Avoid freezing. If bulk Dow Corning 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant separates due to freezing, heat the solution to 32°C (90°F) and stir the product until the wax dissolves back into solution. It should remain stable until frozen again or until excessive solvent evaporation occurs.
Avoid unnecessary solvent loss, where possible, by closing open application systems. When dipping, use the smallest dip container appropriate to the volume of parts being coated. Keep containers closed unless dipping or removing product. Do not leave dip drums or tanks open overnight or between shifts..
Dow Corning 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant may be removed by most solvents or by vapor degreasing.
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