Dow 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant

Dow 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant Datasheet
  • Description for Dow 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant

    Colorless; non-staining; high loads at slow speeds; wax-like silicone dispersed in a noncombustible solvent.

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    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

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Aerosol - Supplied as liquid or aerosol
      • Liquid - Supplied as liquid or aerosol
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • 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
    • Chemistry
    • Application Method
      • Dispenser - Automatic lubricator
      • Brush
      • Dip
    • Cure Method
      • Solvent
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    • Key Specifications
      • USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture): H2 - USDA H2 ratings
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Cure Time (min) 30
    Material Resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 43
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -40
    Other Properties
    Specific Gravity 0.770 Test Method
    Flash Point (°F) 102.2 Test Method
    Business Information
    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

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    1. Application

      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..

    2. Removal

      Dow Corning 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant may be removed by most solvents or by vapor degreasing.

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Flash Point Test Methods
Flash Point Test Method
39.0°C Bulk form only.
Specific Gravity Test Methods
Specific Gravity Test Method
0.770 CTM 0137A