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Laboratory Applications

Laboratory Applications

Apiezon: Laboratory Applications

Synonymous with quality, Apiezon greases and Q Compound are commonly used in conjunction with scientific instruments and equipment in laboratories around the world. Applications such as vacuum leak sealants require high levels of precision and it is therefore vital that the vacuum leak sealant used does not give rise to contamination.

Apiezon greases are silicone-free, hydrocarbon based and highly resistant to creep, the undesirable phenomenon associated with silicone-based products. For many years Apiezon greases have been successfully used in instruments such as infrared or mass spectrometers, providing scientific users the assurance they need that there will be no sample contamination, interference or clouding of the lenses.

Apiezon grease and Q Compounds offer excellent performance for a wide range of vacuum applications and temperatures. These silicone-free greases can also absorb unwanted impurities thanks to their powerful 'gettering' action, a particularly important factor in the maintenance of exacting standards of cleanliness.

Apiezon Vacuum Leak Sealant

Apiezon greases are suitable for general laboratory applications, for example as a glassware sealant in quick-fit apparatus or desiccators. The greases tend to be very tenacious and confer excellent cohesive strength which helps to eliminate loose fitting glassware and the risk of mated joints working loose.

In addition to the greases, Apiezon Q Compound is often used in laboratories. Q Compound is a temporary vacuum leak sealant that is utilised as a short term solution when it is not immediately possible to dismantle apparatus for repair. As well as being an excellent waterproof medium, Q compound is easy to use and extremely simple to remove.

Benefits of Apiezon Greases and Q Compound in Laboratory Applications

Apiezon Greases

  • Excellent performance in a wide range of vacuum applications
  • Silicone-free, highly creep resistant
  • Solutions for a variety of temperatures
  • Stable, chemically inert and non toxic
  • Strong absorption properties ensuring powerful 'gettering' action
  • An option specially formulated for cryogenic use
  • Easy to use and remove
  • 10 year shelf life
  • Proven track record including use by NASA, NATO, US & UK Military

Apiezon Q Compound

  • Temporary vacuum sealant
  • Versatile product suitable for a multitude of uses
  • Excellent waterproof medium 
  • Easy to use and to remove
  • 10 year shelf life

If you have any questions regarding Apiezon vacuum leak sealant, grease and Q Compound, we provide extensive online technical information and our team of experts are available to answer your questions via our Technical Helpline +44 (0)161 864 5409 or contact us.



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