Within the food industry you’re likely to find silicone lubricants being widely used as a great way to protect equipment and machinery and also for cleaning purposes. A lubricant is required on moving parts of machinery and on surfaces that are more likely to become clogged with grease and oils, such as in the food production industry.

By using a lubricant on your machinery it is more likely to last at a high level of effectiveness and productivity as the lubricant cleans and coats the surfaces, preventing them from wearing out from friction or allowing mould and rust to settle in places, causing degradation of the equipment.

Why Silicone Lubricants?

Silicone lubricants are a fantastic option in harsh environments such as the food production and chemical industries. There are a number of reasons why this is the case and over a longer period a silicone lubricant will be much more effective than an organic lubricant in your workplace.

At room temperature a silicone lubricant is less likely to be affected by any temperature changes in the immediate environment due to its viscosity and high boiling point, and because of their inertness to most chemicals a silicone lubricant is perfect for the food industry. They are also incredibly versatile and strong, able to withstand huge weight as well as temperature.

It’s resistance to oxidisation means that silicone is always an attractive option for a lubricant when compared to an organic lubricant. The whole reason you need a lubricant for cleaning and as a preventative measure is because you want your equipment and machinery to last as long as possible at the high standard it currently performs at.


Silicone Lubricants from APT

If your machinery runs smoothly in your food production area, then your business will too. Silicone lubricants are intended to minimise the impact of friction between multiple moving parts, ensuring that the productivity levels of your company are never at risk of grinding down to a halt due to burnout.

At APT we understand how important that is and have developed silicone lubricants that are perfect for the food industry, especially when compared to the effectiveness of organic lubricants. We only sell the highest quality of products across our whole range and our silicone lubricant is no different.

Take a look at aptcommercialchemicals.co.uk/food-grade-lubricant

You can use it on any number of surfaces – saving you on your budget as you’ll be able to use one for all aspects of your cleaning and machinery protection. If you’d like to speak to a member of our team about silicone lubricants for your specific industry and machinery, we’ll be more than happy to offer advice and guidance. Give us a call and we can talk you through the benefits for your productivity, long term budgets and machinery maintenance.