Expanding upon its industry-leading liquid crystal coating technology, FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., based in Greenwood, S.C., introduced a new, novel lubricant additive at the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers’ (STLE) Annual Meeting & Exhibition being held in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., from May 17-21.
The Fujifilm material, called FFJ-1, is a derivative of Fujifilm’s industry-leading Liquid Crystal coating technology for flat panel displays, including televisions and tablets. Fujifilm researchers modified the original technology to produce a novel lubricant additive that achieves low friction and high-wear resistance. FFJ-1 has the advantage of not containing heavy metals, sulphur and phosphorous.
Data from Fujifilm comparison tests with conventional materials have shown that FFJ-1 can improve performance, providing lower friction under high temperature and high shear with a smaller wear scar, the company said.
This product has a wide range of applications, including as a friction modifier or as an anti-wear additive for motor oils, industrial oils and automatic transmission fluids.