Design, synthesis and optimisation of ionic-liquid based lubricants and additives for lubricants for a wide range of applications, such as in energy production, automotive, manufacturing, and aerospace industries.
The market needs an enabling technology for the energy efficient lubrication of lightweight materials and non-ferrous coatings, and lubricant formulations for increasingly harsh operating conditions, including high vacuum and high temperatures.
Alpha-ion specifically designs halogen free ionic liquids. Their outstanding properties make them excellent candidates for energy efficient lubrication of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
The value proposition
Alpha-ion has developed and patented a new class of ionic liquids that have shown excellent lubrication properties. The new lubricant formulations can be used for energy efficient lubrication of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. They have also shown excellent thermal stability, hydrophobicity and extremely low vapour pressure.
Professor of Machine Elements
Tribological optimisation of lubricant formulations.
Oleg N. Antzutkin
Professor in Chemistry of Interfaces, Luleå University of Technology
Design and synthesis of ionic liquids.
Faiz Ullah Shah
PhD in Chemistry of Interfaces, Luleå University of Technology
Design and synthesis of ionic liquids