CHICAGO, IL - May 13, 2011
Black ICE™, a graphite lubricant in the SLIP Plate® product
line, was introduced to the market five years ago to serve the artillery market due to its slippery
and dry properties. Today, loyal users are getting creative and prove it also comes in handy in
the garage serving multiple purposes.
Superior Graphite originally introduced SLIP Plate® in 1975 as a lubricant intended for use
in the railroad industry to lubricate switch plates. Since then, application opportunities for
SLIP Plate® grew exponentially and the product line has expanded to several product offerings
covering multiple applications.
"The Black Ice product has been very effective for uses around the home," said Bart, a loyal
user. "I've used it on lawn and gardening equipment, moving parts on my garage door, sliding
glass door tracks, bike chains and some moving parts on my vehicles. This product is very easy
to apply and doesn't cause build up or the mess that is accompanied with other products. Having
had many former years of experience in the automotive field, I highly recommend this product."
With a unique formulation of solvent cleaner and a friction-reducing mineral, Black ICE™
first cleans the surface, and then deposits a layer of pure, lubricous graphite powder. Unlike
other products available on the market that leave a wet, sticky film that attract dirt and grime,
Black ICE™ will help keep parts from binding and moving. The microcrystalline structure of
the graphite molecularly bonds with metal pores to provide long-lasting lubrication, even after
the surface coating is no longer visible. Black ICE™ is designed for personal or crew serviced
weapon systems; however, consumers prove it pays to have a can in the garage for other useful
Superior Graphite, headquartered in Chicago, IL was founded in 1917. Delivering unparalleled
quality, Superior Graphite specializes in thermal purification, advanced sizing, blending, and
coating technologies, providing value-added graphite and carbon-based solutions globally.
Advanced technologies are incorporated into every facet of the organization serving a wide
range of markets including: agriculture, battery, fuel cells, ceramic armor, carbon parts, ferrous
and nonferrous metallurgy, friction management, hot metal forming, polymer and composites,
powder metals, lubricity, and performance drilling additives.