Dow Corning's Molykote Synthetic Lubricant
While Dow is known for many products throughout a wide array of industries,
it has been a major contributor to the synthetic compressor oil industry.
They have created many of the formulas that are currently being uses by major
manufacturers in the air compressor industry and have created many new formulas
to help extend the life of lubricants and consequently the compressors in which
Molykote is one of the latest in a long line of synthetic oil innovation for
Dow. Specifically known as Molykote L-1246, this synthetic is advertised
as providing up to 12,000 hours of operation, which translates into up to 18
months of operation in an around the clock operation.
The key to the performance that the Molykote oil provides is partially due to
its synthetic additive package. These additives include a proprietary
antioxidant additive package, which decreases oxidation in the oil, a major
cause of oil degradation. This advance in oil performance along with the
chemical makeup of the oil itself has allowed Dow to once again offer an oil
with superior performance over other PAO oils, and further help compressor
owners keep their machinery in service.
For more information on Dow Oil products, you can go to the Dow website, and
learn of the many advances and products of which they have been a part.