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This additive is a very viscous mixture of ethylene and propylene polymers. In your own words, please give the following: 1. The common name of this additive 2. Give at least THREE Applications in which this copolymer can be found. This question is not open to Chemists, Formulators, or Tribologists. Swipes and YouTube dumps do not qualify as a valid answer. no-no
 
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1. VII viscosity index improver: ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) 2. House exterior roof re-coating, engine coolant hoses, tire sidewalls
 
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Glue. Used as glue, gluing this, gluing that, and gluing the other thing. Somewhat more serious, the stickiest stuff I know of is the lubricant sold for urethane bushings (car suspension), like what Energy Suspension includes and sells. A good second is Shin-Etsu, made in Japan, for window crank mechanisms. You can buy Honda branded Shin-Etsu or just get the real deal. It stays where you put it for ... well ... 20 years, but still lubricates.
 

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Different ratios of ethylene and propylene can produce various copolymers for various applications. Olefin CoPolymers (OCPs) have been used as Viscosity Index Improvers and in OTC oil thickeners. Tackifiers are specialized ethylene and propylene copolmers with an enhanced stickiness. Takifiers can be used in Bar and Chain oils, Greases, and Gear oils to provide that enhanced 'tack.' Since Planb offered a number of potential applications, he receives the BIIOG virtual Coffee Mug. happy banana
 
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Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Takifiers can be used in Bar and Chain oils, Greases, and Gear oils to provide that enhanced 'tack.'
How do they handle high heat? How do they handle EP?
 

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In any finished lubricant each chemistry component does it own job or jobs, depending on whether it is a Mono-Functional or Multi-Functional component. Takifiers stay tacky regardless of heat. For gear oils and greases, An EP component or agent works that issue. For Bar and Chain oils, an anti-wear component such as ZDDP handles that job.
 
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Originally Posted By: bmwtechguy
...Schaeffer Moly EP...
To which at Schaeffer's product are you referencing??
 
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Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Originally Posted By: bmwtechguy
...Schaeffer Moly EP...
To which at Schaeffer's product are you referencing??
When he says Schaeffer Moly EP, I think he really means Schaeffer Moly EP.
 

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# 132 does contain a VII and two friction modifiers, but this is not a Tackifier.
 
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