Frequently Asked Questions

No. Even fine threads in instrumentation systems are sealed effectively over the entire thread length.
Because the paste “wets” the thread surface and cannot be accidentally knocked loose due to obstructed access or visibility.
All you do is coat the threads and immediately put the system back in service. There is no required curing time with FORMULA-8.
It is noncontaminating and physiologically inert and all of its ingredients have a history of successful use with food products. (Not for direct food contact.)
On tips and threaded joints. FORMULA-8 also helps prevent cross threading.
Use LOX-8 in wet or humid conditions and at higher pressures and temperatures.
Yes, apply with a brush only used for FORMULA-8, and keep FORMULA-8 from freezing prior to application.
Because the tiny PTFE particles in LOX-8 seal the microscopic cracks that solid Teflon® tape cannot penetrate, and it’s much easier to apply correctly.
Temperatures up to 450°F and pressures up to 10,000 P.S.I.
The LOX-8 Paste is thicker and therefore normally used to seal the threads in pipe joints. The LOX-8 Grease, being thinner, can also be used to lubricate bearings and other surfaces where severe oxidizers are present.
Use Formula-8 in dry conditions and at lower pressures and temperatures. Use LOX-8 in the presence of water and high humidity and higher pressures and temperatures.
No, it is an insulator.
Don’t compare the two. Silicone grease should never be used in oxygen-reactive chemical service or around electrical contacts. LOX-8 should be used instead.
With a small, disposable stiff brush that is only used with LOX-8. When necessary, remove LOX-8 with several applications of an oxygen-compatible detergent or solvent.
Yes. That’s why we named it LOX-8 (for liquid oxygen). As a matter of fact, the major producers of oxygen throughout the world use LOX-8.
Sure! Take a look at this chart which shows the differences between the products and helps define the best uses for each one.

Formula-Lox-Chem Comparison