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MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound


NLGI Grade 3 – Silicone-based compound with high dielectric strength and water resistivity tor electrical lubrication applications


Product Overview

MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound is a unique, silicone-based grease-like paste engineered for long-term protection of high current electrical switches and insulators.  MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound exhibits non-conductive and water-resistance performance allowing for extended service life compared to conventional compound technologies.  MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound helps reduce the frequency of arcing or flashovers in insulators and bushings and is compatible with a broad range of rubbers, metals, and plastics.


MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound is a versatile electrical protective coating that can be used for a variety of equipment types and applications, including:
High Current Insulators and Bushings
High-Voltage Equipment & Systems
Static and Dynamic O-ring Seals
Insulator Threads and Bolts
Jacketed Control Cables
Contacts and Band Tightening Fasteners or Screws
Plastic, Metal and Rubber Surfaces

Features & Benefits

Virtually Inert and Non-volatile Performance
Robust Thermal Operating Range (-65°F to 450°F)
Excellent Oxidative & Moisture Resistance
Easy to Apply without Stringing
Reduced Arcing or Electrical Flashover
Excellent Water Resistance 

Problems Solved

High Voltage Safety Concerns with Arcing or Flashover
Insufficient Electrical Compound Lifespan
Difficult to Apply or Stringy Compounds

Product Specifications

NLGI Grade: 3
Thickener: Silica
Low Temp: -54°C (-65°F)
High Temp: 232°C (450°F)
Color: Translucent Light Gray
Dielectric Strength (50 mil gap): 545 V/mil
Arc Resistance (ASTM D495): 101 seconds

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