Using the proper assembly lubricant can turn a difficult chore into an easy task.

One universal goal of treatment plant operators is to keep operations running smoothly and effectively at all times. Although many factors contribute to achieving this goal, one simple way to help reach this objective is to perform regular equipment maintenance. Most plants use various types of pumps. Maintaining and replacing pump seals on a regular basis helps ensure systems continue to function efficiently as planned.

Replacing standard pump components — such as seals, O-rings and other rubber parts — can often lead to frustration because the slip-resistant nature of rubber makes it difficult to install, cut, remove or manipulate. Repair and installation of rubber parts can take considerable physical effort and time. In addition, improper part alignment or installation can lead to part failure and safety issues.

Using the proper assembly lubricant can turn a difficult chore into an easy task. Many jobs can benefit from the reduced friction and increased safety provided by P-80 Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricants.

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P-80 lubricants are the perfect solution for pump and seal repairs, and they have been used for years by treatment plant operators to maintain equipment and replace parts such as seals, O-rings, hoses, grommets and plugs.

P-80 lubricants let rubber parts slide easily into place with minimal force. Once dry, P-80 stops lubricating, and parts remain in place, resulting in a tight fit. Because P-80 does not contain silicon or any other persistent ingredients, once dry, the slipping action goes away.

Advantages of using P-80 lubricants:

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  • Eases parts into place.
  • Reduces damage to parts.
  • Helps eliminate false positive leaks.
  • Temporary – Once dry, the lubrication is gone.
  • Alcohol-free – Will not dry out rubber or otherwise impair its performance.
  • Ready to use, requires no mixing.
  • Silicon-, petroleum- and solvent-free.
  • Compatible with most plastics, rubbers and metals.

P-80 is nontoxic and available in four different industrial formulas, as well as two special formulas that are registered with NSF as H1 lubricants approved for incidental food contact applications. Most P-80 products are biodegradable, and all are manufactured in the USA.

Contact International Products Corporation for assistance determining which P-80 formula will best serve your needs. For sales and service in the U.S., call our ISO:9001-certified manufacturing facility at 609/386-8770 or email For sales and service in Europe, call 0208/857-5678 or email Or, visit our website at

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