Molybdenum Disulfide MoS2 For Lubrication
Commodity prices are on track for their biggest rally in more than a century, while fixed-income assets have seen their longest run of outflows as the war in Ukraine adds to inflationary pressures in the global economy emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, according to Bank of America.
"Commodity prices this year are on track to record their biggest gains since 1915." the bank said in its weekly briefing. They cite many factors, such as pandemics, lockdown, civil strife, wars, excessive monetary and fiscal stimulus, and supply chain disruptions, that have led to "historically" high inflation.
By the same token, it said government bonds were heading for their worst year since 1949, and "negative-yielding bonds will quietly disappear" from the market as central banks embark on a monetary tightening cycle and raise interest rates to tame soaring inflation.
The prices of many commodities like the MoS2 powder are expected to increase in the future.
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is known as the "king of lubrication" and has its unique advantages in the field of lubrication. It has a layered structure and still maintains good lubrication performance under harsh conditions such as high temperature, high pressure, high rotation, ultra-low temperature and so on. Because of its low friction coefficient, MoS2 is a natural excellent solid lubricant. It also has excellent properties, such as natural weak alkalinity, excellent antioxidant capacity, used in the aviation field, can extend the mileage of engine oil.
MoS2 is a kind of black solid powder with metallic luster, its melting point is as high as 1185℃, and its chemical stability and thermal stability are good. In the metal, the Mohs hardness is low, which is 1.0-1.5. The initial temperature of decomposition is 1370℃. When it reaches 1600℃, it decomposes into metal molybdenum and sulfur. MoS2 is insoluble in many substances, such as water, dilute acid and concentrated sulfuric acid, nor in other acids, bases and organic solvents, but it will dissolve when it comes into contact with aqua regia and boiling concentrated sulfuric acid.
The basic material of molybdenum disulfide lubricant is made of ultra-fine MoS2. When the lubricant is applied to the metal surface, a dry film will be quickly formed on the metal surface, so that the surface of the metal parts can form a protective film, which can withstand high temperature, strong pressure, toughness, parts are not easy to wear, burn and bite.
Friction wear almost appear in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, automobiles and ships, mechanical heavy industry, bearing gears, etc. MoS2 can be widely used in many occasions of lubrication. For example:
1. Slides for cabinets or drawers, guide rails for elevators, bearings for motors, etc. Under high load, these parts are under great pressure and need lubricants to reduce friction and prolong service life.
2. In the process of material processing, in order to punch and punch the material, it is necessary to apply lubricant to minimize the friction between the die and the plate, produce a finished product that meets the requirements, and prevent the surface of the material from rusting.
3. When the temperature of the rear wheel increases while driving, it is easy to throw oil, which will lead to brake failure. The application of MoS2 to the four-wheel bearing of automobile chassis can improve the lubrication performance, save oil and reduce the temperature of the four wheels when driving.
4. In some extreme conditions, fasteners, threads, etc., are easy to slip teeth or bite to death during assembly, and need to be coated with lubricant to reduce friction, prevent parts from getting stuck, and prevent rust.
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Commodities such as crude oil, wheat, cotton, and nickel have rallied since Russia's "special military operations" began in late February. On the last trading day of this quarter, commodities were on track for their biggest gain since 1990. For this reason, it is expected that the price of the MoS2 powder will continue to increase.