In 1948, American scientist Alfred Sonntag introduced the world’s first molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) lubricants – MOLYKOTE® brand – and began a rich history of customer-driven performance and materials innovation.
For 75 years, MOLYKOTE® has been a trusted partner, helping engineers and manufacturers meet some of the world’s toughest technical design and lubrication challenges. Now, with the addition of DuPont's technologies and expertise, we are even better-positioned to create solutions for emerging trends.
We continually invest in technology and product innovation to support customers’ changing needs. Working side by side with our customers, the MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants brand is forging the future of lubrication with:
Explore our interactive timeline to learn more about how we’ve grown over the past 75 years – including product innovations, ever-evolving customer challenges, and the many milestones we’ve hit along the way.
MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants offer fine-tuned solutions enabled by a customer-oriented development process – made possible by our network of global collaboration and technical development centers equipped with the latest tribological and analytical technology.
When customers collaborate with us, they have the full benefit of our:
In addition, we provide support for coating-line designs, process improvements and coating-shop recommendations. Now with DuPont™ polymers, MOLYKOTE® is expanding its collective understanding of polymer-grease compatibility under diverse conditions, which will allow customers to select products faster and move through evaluation more smoothly.