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The Zip-Chem® ZC-480 Graphite Dry Lubricant is a colloidal graphite dispersion in thermoplastic resin. The Zip-Chem® ZC-480 Graphite produces an extremely tenacious dry film of extremely fine particle size graphite on the surface to be lubricated. ZC-480 is available in aerosol as D-5480NS.



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  • Bearings
  • Chains
  • Conveyor Components
  • Dies
  • Flatleaf Springs
  • Gaskets
  • Gears
  • Hoists
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Locks
  • Non-Conductor Plating
  • O-Rings
  • Pistons
  • Plating Printing Circuits
  • Tools



ZC-480 dries rapidly at room temperature. ZC-480 does not contain grease, wax, or silicone. ZC-480 forms a stable film at continuous temperatures from 400°F (204°C) to 850°F (454°C) for limited time periods. ZC-480 has strong properties for plating non-conductors.



ZC-480 conforms to the following specifications:


Physical Properties

  • Color: Black
  • Density: 7.5 Lbs/Gal
  • Friction Coefficient: 0.19 (Static)
  • Intermittant Temperature: 850°F (454°C)
  • Service Temperature: 400°F (204°C)



Aerosol (002062)

Gallons (100437)

5 Gallon Pail (100438)

Special packaging upon request

Download technical data sheet of ZC-480 below

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Contact Zip-Chem® to request ZC-480 packaging and the ZC-480 SDS.

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