What is Gunny Glide and why is it so ground breaking?
Gunny Glide is a revolutionary graphene/h-BN based lubricant designed to work on all surfaces. Graphene and hexagonal boron nitride are two-dimensional one-atom-thick materials.
What is in it?
Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms, is 200 x stronger than steel and has more lubricity than any single material known!
Graphene when suspended in a lubricant and applied to a surface will burnish itself to that surface. It not only fills any pores or defects in a surface but burnishes to in a sense become part of that surface. This allows Gunny Glide to become better the more two parts slide across one another. Graphene offers superior lubrication and surface wear protection. Gunny Glide also offers outstanding protection against corrosion.
Boron Nitride is a thermally and chemically resistant refractory compound of boron and nitrogen with the chemical formula BN. It exists in various crystalline forms that are isoelectronic to a similarly structured carbon lattice. The hexagonal form corresponding to graphite is the most stable and soft among BN polymorphs, and is therefore used as a lubricant and an additive to products. Using h-Boron Nitride adds chemical stability to the product while also enhancing lubricant capabilities.
What's The Difference between Gunny Glide and other Graphene Lubricants?
Graphene is generally just added to a lubricant and shaking is required in order to suspend it for use. In Gunny Glide, a patent pending process helps to keep the graphene suspended and creates a better environment for even distribution of the graphene.
Graphene being two-dimensional material, offers unique friction and wear properties that is not typically seen in conventional materials.
Besides its well-established thermal, electrical, optical, and mechanical properties, graphene can serve as a solid or colloidal liquid lubricant.
Its high chemical inertness, extreme strength, and easy shear capability on its densely packed and atomically smooth surface are the major favourable attributes for its impressive tribological behaviour.
Since it is ultrathin even with multilayers, it can be applied to Nano-scale or micro-scale systems such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) with oscillating, rotating, and sliding contacts to reduce stiction, friction, and wear.
Secondly, graphene has been shown to be impermeable to liquids and gases, such as water or oxygen, thus slowing down the corrosive and oxidative processes that usually cause more damage to rubbing surfaces.