Q8 Copper Thread is a modified-clay based compound, incorporating approximately 30% of copper, graphite and aluminium in colloidal form as a solid lubricating agent. Q8 Copper Thread is a specialised lubricant for pipe-threaded connections. It overcomes galling on assembly and reduces dismantling torque. Q8 Copper Thread is suitable for use across the temperature range of ?30?C to 1100?C and will protect against seizure due to corrosion and chemical attack. Typical applications include pipe-fitting and valves in the oil gas, chemical and petrochemical industries and on oil-drilling equipment. Q8 Copper Thread has also found limited use as a high-temperature lubricant in anti-friction and plain bearings fitted to kiln cars.