MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound

Silicone-based compound with high dielectric strength and water resistivity to electrical lubrication applications.

MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound

MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound is a unique, silicone-based grease-like paste engineered for long-term protection of high current electrical switches and insulators.  MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound exhibits non-conductive and water-resistance performance allowing for extended service life compared to conventional compound technologies.  MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound helps reduce the frequency of arcing or flashovers in insulators and bushings and is compatible with a broad range of rubbers, metals, and plastics.


  • Virtually Inert and Non-volatile Performance
  • Robust Thermal Operating Range (-65°F to 450°F)
  • Excellent Oxidative & Moisture Resistance
  • Easy to Apply without Stringing
  • Reduced Arcing or Electrical Flashover
  • Non-conductive
  • Excellent Water Resistance


MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound is a versatile electrical protective coating that can be used for a variety of equipment types and applications, including:
  • High Current Insulators and Bushings
  • High-Voltage Equipment & Systems
  • Static and Dynamic O-ring Seals
  • Insulator Threads and Bolts
  • Jacketed Control Cables
  • Contacts and Band Tightening Fasteners or Screws
  • Plastic, Metal and Rubber Surfaces

Problems Solved

  • High Voltage Safety Concerns with Arcing or Flashover
  • Insufficient Electrical Compound Lifespan
  • Difficult to Apply or Stringy Compounds

Product Specifications

  • NLGI Grade: 3
  • Thickener: Silica
  • Low Temp: -54°C (-65°F)
  • High Temp: 232°C (450°F)
  • Color: Translucent Light Gray
  • Dielectric Strength (50 mil gap): 545 V/mil
  • Arc Resistance (ASTM D495): 101 seconds


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