W68 – High Viscosity Oil
Silvertex W68 oil is a high performance needle and sinker oil consisting of highly refined paraffin-based mineral oils. The oil was specifically formulated with a higher viscosity for jacquard machines where a low viscosity oil would be a disadvantage.
The advantages of Silvertex W68 over normal knitting machine oils with a high content of emulsifiers are:-
Silvertex W68 has no effect on plastics, very important on electronic selection machines with plastic parts and cables.
Silvertex W68 has no effect on paint. No more paint stripped from the machine by the emulsifiers in the oil.
Silvertex W68 has been rigorously tested by Du-Pont and was found to have no effect on Lycra® whatsoever.
- Wear Properties
Silvertex W68 has been proven to have better lubrication and so give less wear on cams and needles, leading to longer needle life.
- Water Contamination
Silvertex W68 does not gel and block oilers when in contact with water.
- Less Consumption
Because of the better lubrication properties of Silvertex W68, less oil can be used on the machine, so saving costs.
Silvertex W68 is emulsifiable, so conventional finishing routes can be used.