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Tribotex #4541665
10/12/17 08:41 PM
10/12/17 08:41 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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Anyone here of this additive with "Nano Particles"

http://tribotex.com


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Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4541666
10/12/17 08:42 PM
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Quote:
Founded in Pullman, Washington by Pavlo Rudenko, Ph.D. (CTO), TriboTEX offers a clean lubrication alternative. Proprietary nano-structure sheets are designed with specific functional properties on each side to solve important problems for a variety of consumer and industry stakeholders. Current formulations improve mechanical output by utilizing a self-assembling coating that simultaneously reverses wear and enhances lubricity. Having achieved traction through finalists placements in various business plan competitions (WSU, MIT, UW, LES, RICE, INW) and obtained funding from various institutions including the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), Hydropower Research Foundation (HRF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as well as private money from AutoDesk. TriboTEX has grown to develop a sophisticated istacated manufacturing process for scaled up manufacturing and shipping product for research institutions as well as industrial partners. Currently TriboTEX is pursuing industry partnerships that will allow sustained growth and continued success among target consumers markets. With a broad range of applications, smart protective film-forming formulations developed by TriboTEX can be added to currently available lubricating blends to offer valuable solutions for the automotive, industrial, and wind power sectors.


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Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4541702
10/12/17 09:30 PM
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Wonder what their nano structure sheets are made of? Only one time application? Interesting product...thanks for sharing.


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Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4541706
10/12/17 09:34 PM
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StevieC Offline OP
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It got my attention because of the U.S. government and NASA being involved. I checked this out through Google and I can find reference to it so it looks like that holds up anyway.

Might just be snake oil but it does sound interesting...

I think an application is like $100 and it supposedly lasts for 40,000 miles ?!?


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Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4541884
10/13/17 06:20 AM
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Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4542013
10/13/17 08:51 AM
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https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4346874/Searchpage/1/Main/266901/Words/tribotex/Search/true/Re:_TriboTEX]

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4401929/Searchpage/1/Main/269072/Words/tribotex/Search/true/Re:_Indiegogo:_TriboTEX

The information presented is very......let's say interesting and/or lacking. Such an revolutionary engineering marvel requiring crowdfunding also doesn't give me much confidence.

Last edited by MotoTribologist; 10/13/17 08:52 AM.
Re: Tribotex [Re: mbacfp] #4542014
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MotoTribologist Offline
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Originally Posted By: mbacfp
Wonder what their nano structure sheets are made of? Only one time application? Interesting product...thanks for sharing.


According to the NSF award it is ceramic.

https://seedfund.nsf.gov/awardees/phase-2/details/?company=tribotex

Re: Tribotex [Re: MotoTribologist] #4542147
10/13/17 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: MotoTribologist
https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4346874/Searchpage/1/Main/266901/Words/tribotex/Search/true/Re:_TriboTEX]

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4401929/Searchpage/1/Main/269072/Words/tribotex/Search/true/Re:_Indiegogo:_TriboTEX

The information presented is very......let's say interesting and/or lacking. Such an revolutionary engineering marvel requiring crowdfunding also doesn't give me much confidence.


Excellent point. It does have me curious. Will wait and see what the oil Gods decide!


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Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4542284
10/13/17 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
Anyone here of this additive with "Nano Particles"

http://tribotex.com
If is has nano particles and is the official additive of NASCAR, it has to be good.


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Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4542366
10/13/17 03:35 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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There's a NASCAR logo on my behind. crackmeup


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Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4542887
10/14/17 06:15 AM
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Missouri
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I own and operate a local nanobrewery.
There is no friction, and everyone is
well lubricated and happy.

Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4605252
12/16/17 10:04 AM
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I saw this on Amazon just on the small engine product.

https://www.amazon.com/TriboTEX-Oil-Additive-Treatment-Nanoparticles/dp/B076YLT36B

TriboTEX Oil Additive: Treatment for Engine Oil with Synthetic Magnesium Silicon Hydroxide (MSH) Nanoparticles for Small Engines

There are a few technical papers on the magnesium silicon hydroxide as a friction reducer on the web.

Unless the price drops by 80% I don't think I'll ever use it. At the current price the benefits don't give a positive return on investment.


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Re: Tribotex [Re: StevieC] #4605704
12/16/17 06:28 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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I bought some on Indigogo when they were launching and judging the before/after UOA's I have it did nothing it would seem. grin2


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