Assembly Lubricants


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McLube® offers a diverse line of assembly lubricants and insertion aids for metallic, elastomeric, polymeric, and composite parts. Our water and solvent-based assembly aids are proven to reduce injuries, prevent damage to parts during assembly, and increase the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations. McLube® also engineers custom assembly and insertion aids to help customers achieve process-specific goals. Continue reading for more information or contact McLube® for help with selecting the ideal assembly aid for your line.

Details & Benefits


Temporary Lubricants vs. Enhanced-Slip Options

While lubricants aid assembly of parts, lubricity post-production can cause rolling, disconnects, part deformation, and even injuries. McLube® temporary lubricants provide a low coefficient of friction for easy insertion/assembly but lose lubricity when dry to avoid unwanted slip post-production. These specialty lubricants will not cause gaskets, O-rings or other parts to bloom/swell and will not degrade rubber, plastic, or metal over time. McLube® enhanced slip assembly aids offer the maximum degree of lubricity for particularly difficult insertions or extractions and will maintain excellent lubricity for extended periods of time. These lubricants are ideal for coating parts that will be stored for a long period of time before assembly.  Contact McLube® for assistance with selecting the appropriate assembly lubricant for your line.

Visual Indicators

Upon request, we may add a red, blue, green, or ultraviolet indicator dye to any of our assembly aids for easy application confirmation.


Common Applications

O-rings, gaskets, hoses, wire jacketing, bearings, seals, plugs, window seals, mechanical seals, door seals, weather stripping, mounts, bushings, insulators, sleeves, and automated assembly equipment.

Industries Served

Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, Industrial Manufacturing, Heavy Machinery, Wire and Cable, Hose and Tube, Consumer Appliances, Construction, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Mining, Medical Devices, and Food Processing


  • Dramatically reduced assembly force
  • Non-staining and non-swelling
  • Temporary options prevent unseating post-assembly
  • Help reduce stress-related injuries
  • Contribute to assembly line efficiency gains
  • Help prevent damage to parts during assembly

Consult a local McLube® Technical Representative to find the ideal formula available for your needs. Featured products displayed on this page from time to time are for promotional purposes only and do not represent the full product line McLube® offers for this particular material or application. Product availability, including container sizes, concentrations, and aerosols, will vary by country or region. Names of certain products may also vary slightly (prefix, suffix, etc.) depending on your location without affecting performance.

McLube® Marine

Our Marine Division is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance dry lubricants (SAILKOTE®) and low-friction hull coatings for professional sailors, Olympians, and boating enthusiasts alike. We provide reliable dry lubricants for everything that slides and environmentally-conscious hull coatings with unparalleled anti-friction characteristics. Our ONE DROP® Ball Bearing Conditioner is the only product Harken® recommends for everything that rolls. Team McLube® partnered with Harken® in 1998 to provide top-quality coatings and polishes to sailors around the world.

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