LUCANT™

Ethylene-alpha-olefin co-oligomer

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LUCANT™ endows lubricants, rubbers, resins, paints and coatings with new higher functions.

Heat resistance Chemical resistance Lubricity improvement

Usage detail

additives for lubricants, rubber and resins

Usage
Characteristic
  • Basic information
  • Details of Characteristics
  • Details of Applications

Basic Information

LUCANT™ is an ethylene/α-olefin oligomer. It is a hydrocarbon-based synthetic oil containing no polar group. The synthetic oil with this structure is a unique product commercialized by Mitsui Chemicals for the first time in the world.

LUCANT™ as a base oil or a viscosity modifier contributes to an improvement in the functions of the lubricants that are required to have heat resistance, low-temperature resistance and high shear stability.

LUCANT™ as an additive to rubbers, resins, paints and coatings, etc. provides new functions such as processability, flexibility, heat resistance, low-temperature properties, sliding properties and defoaming properties, among other properties.

Characteristics

Appearance

LUCANT™ is a colorless, transparent, viscous liquid. A full lineup of LUCANT™ grades that covers a broad range of viscosity is available.

Heat resistance

LUCANT™ is stable against heat. It is a material with high flash and ignition points.

Chemical resistance

LUCANT™ is chemically stable and shows excellent chemical resistance, exhibiting little or no quality change when exposed to acids and alkalis.

Lubricity improvement

LUCANT™ is a superb lubricating material that is characterized by a broad operating temperature range, excellent shear stability, excellent thickening efficiency, thick oil film thickness and a low pour point, among other properties.

Application

Lubricant application, Rubber & Elastomers application as plasticizer, flexibilizer and process aid, Resin application as flexibilizer, slip agent and sliding property improver, Paint and coating application as defoamer, and other application (tackifier, adhesive, ink , cosmetics, heat carrier, specialty chemicals and solvents)

Property Detail

LUCANT™ property
Basic characteristic of representative grades
Item Unit Basic Property
Appearance - Clear and bright
Color(APHA) - 10
Kinematic Viscosity at 100°C mm2 / s 40~2,000
Kinematic Viscosity at 40°C mm2 / s 400~40,000
Viscosity at 25°C mPa・s 800~90,000
Density at 15°C g / cm3 0.838~0.851
Flash point(COC Method) °C 240~
Pour point °C -40~-10
Glass transition temp.(DSC) °C -80~-60
Iodine Number g-I2 / 100g < 0.5
Viscosity-Temperature Curve
Viscosity-Temperature Curve
Comparison of heat evaporation loss
Comparison of heat evaporation loss
Kinematic Viscosity(mm2/s) at 100°C
LUCANT™ : 100
Polyisobutylene : 87
Test method : MCI method, Heating in air oven at 120°C, 30days
Comparison of low temperature viscosity
Comparison of low temperature viscosity
Kinematic Viscosity(mm2/s) at 40°C
LUCANT™ : 400
PAO : 435
Polyisobutylene : 407
Bright stock : 408

Application Detail

Lubricant application

LUCANT™ is a superb lubricating material that has the characteristics of a broad operating temperature range, excellent shear stability, excellent thickening efficiency, thick oil film thickness and a low pour point, among other important properties. Moreover, LUCANT™ provides higher functions and improves the fuel saving performance of lubricants that are required to show heat resistance and low-temperature resistance, such as gear oil for automotive driveline systems including transmissions and differential gears, and lubricants and grease for industrial use.

In the lubricant field, Mitsui Chemicals has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with The Lubrizol Corporation. For details, please refer to our press release.

For LUCANT™ lubricant inquiries, please contact The Lubrizol Corporation at 

Rubber and elastomer application

When LUCANT™ is used as a plasticizer, a flexibilizer or a processing aid for rubbers and elastomers such as EPDM and thermoplastic styrene-based compounds, it endows them with flexibility, good processability, high heat resistance, good low-temperature properties, damping properties, antifouling characteristics and low migration properties, among other properties. The LUCANT™-using rubbers and elastomers are applicable to a wide variety of automotive parts (damping materials, sealing materials, etc.) and industrial parts (heat-resistant conveyer belts, OA rolls, etc.) LUCANT™ also demonstrates a high effect as a defoaming agent for thermosetting elastomers (urethane, epoxy, etc.).

Resin application

LUCANT™ endows a broad range of thermoplastic resins (POM, ABS, etc.) with satisfactory sliding properties, low-temperature properties, flowability and flexibility. Thermoplastic resins using LUCANT™ can be applied to resin gears and bearings that are required to have sliding properties.

Paint and coating application

>LUCANT™ demonstrates its effect as a defoaming agent for paints. It is particularly effective for paint and coatings based on solvent-based and non-solvent-based urethane and epoxy. A satisfactory appearance can be obtained with the addition of a small amount of LUCANT™. LUCANT™ contains no silicone or aromatic solvent.

Other application

Tackifier, Adhesive, Sealant, Ink, Cosmetics, Heat carrier, Specialty chemicals and solvents

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