High Polarity in BioBlend Lubricants and Industrial Products

In the 4th post of our eSynTM series detailing the high-performance characteristics of BioBlend’s lubricant and Industrial products we are going to take a look at their High Polarity. To recap, in weeks 2 and 3 we reviewed two vital high-performance advantages that BioBend’s natural and synthetic ester based lubricants provide which included:


  1. High Viscosity Index (VI) – A high VI indicates greater stability of the lubricants as temperature changes. This is especially important as lubricant temperature increases during normal operations.
  2. Off The Charts Lubricity (Film Strength) – the measure of reduction in friction and wear by a lubricant. An obvious benefit of this is a natural check on heat in the system caused by friction.

When you combine these first two features with our High Polarity you get a trifecta of powerful characteristics that are necessary to outperform our petroleum-based competition and your expectations. Let’s take a look at polarity and see how it benefits you and your operations.


What is Polarity?

Polarity refers to a natural ester’s affinity for solid surfaces (metals). The molecules of the natural esters utilized in BioBlend products exhibit this attraction to a much greater degree than those of petroleum-based products. In other words, polarity is the “stickiness” of a lubricant to the metal surfaces you are trying to protect during your everyday operations.

Natural esters are dipolar in their chemistry. With this simple two pole trait they tend to attract better to metals than their multipolar petroleum counterparts. Typically, it is the additives in a petroleum-based product that primarily impact their polarity.


Why Polarity in Lubricants Important?

Polarity in lubricants is important because the stronger the affinity (stickiness) to metal surfaces in your equipment the more powerful the protection of those surfaces. Low polarity will result in increased friction and wear. High polarity increases the lubricant’s penetration properties which are critical in nearly all applications but especially so in wire ropes, chains and cables.


Weekly friendly reminder – There are many reasons lubricants can fail within your equipment and cause catastrophic and wildly expensive damage to your equipment. If you do not already have one in place, we strongly encourage you to proactively defend your equipment and bottom line by implementing a structured oil analysis program for your facility or fleet as soon as possible.


Our great products all provide high polarity ensuring you the extra protection you need for your equipment.


Featured Product:

This week we encourage you to check out our excellent MPO (Multi-Purpose Oil) product.

BioBlend’s MPO is an EAL (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant), biobased high-performance multi-purpose lubricant designed to perform extremely well in many applications across all industries. It is ideal for use on conveyor chains, wire ropes, cables, slides, open mechanisms, and light duty metal cutting and tapping applications. Its excellent polarity, lubricity and temperature stability provide smooth mechanical performance and superior anti-wear protection. BioBlend MPO is NSF registered as meeting the guidelines of an H1 product for incidental food contact. MPO is available in liquid or aerosol for your convenience.


BioBlend MPO – https://www.bioblend.com/products/products/food-grade/bioblend-mpo/


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Do you have questions about BioBlend’s products? Do you need a quote? Are you looking for a great opportunity to private label some renewable and biodegradable lubricants in your own line? Call us today at: 630.360.8226 or visit our home page – https://www.bioblend.com/ – and click the “Contact/Quote” form in the upper right hand corner of our home page. Please note that we will launching a newly redesigned site in the coming weeks so this location may change.