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With 14 years of “space tested” reliability, Pennzane® lubricants are used regularly for bearings, gears and actuators in satellites, space vehicles and space suits. In terrestrial applications Pennzane® fluids are used in vacuum manufacturing of semiconductors, and show promise in magnetic drive applications, where the ever shrinking physical size of drives nears vacuum-like conditions.

Working with more than 10 years of test data Pennzane® develops products that consistently outperform PFPE lubrication in accelerated bearing life tests.

Pennzane® lubricants are ideal where low volatility, wide liquid range, and performance additive solubility have a significant impact on a component’s functionality and life span. Many studies have demonstrated Pennzane® lubricants provide significantly higher wear protection compared to other low volatility lubricants such as perfluoropolyethers. The recently commercialized fluids make Pennzane®-based lubricants even more of a design solution. Now a greater array of applications can take advantage of the low volatility properties that Pennzane® lubricants offer.

Having been selected for use on the NASA CERES AM-1 mission in 1999, Pennzane® products have demonstrated their ability to perform in the toughest environments.

Today, Pennzane® is in use to lubricate mechanisms on the Geostationary Operational Satellites (GEOS), the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite.