Modern day textile production involves high degree ofautomation to control high speed precision processes.

Quality of textile output depends on efficient and precise working of multitude of moving parts involving bearings and sliding elements, drive and control chains and complex gear mechanisms. These mechanical parts are exposed to severe forces and demanding conditions. In order to provide effective lubrication for textile machinery, the lubricant needs to absorb high speed vibrations, control temperature variations, be resistant to chemicals and contaminants. Extended lubricant service life with minimal maintenance is of utmost importance. Considering the numerous lubricating points in a typical textile machinery, lubricants with extended service life, help reduce labour costs and shop floor productivity loss significantly.

BECHEM high-performance lubricants for textile processes have exceeded established performance standards of the past and set new benchmarks. BECHEM products have been recommended by leading textile machine manufacturers for its role in reducing maintenance down time and enhancing machine reliability.


Motor Bearing


Draw Frame Top Roll-End Bushes


Ring Frame Arbor Bearing


Ring Frame Bottom Fluted Rollers


High Speed Combers


Ring Frame Spindle

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Established in the year 1834 in Germany, BECHEM pioneered the concept of specialty lubricants. As one of the earliest lubricant firms, BECHEM focused on constant product innovation and thorough application engineering. This guiding principle helped BECHEM evolve as a niche supplier of high performance specialty lubricants. Based on research and development of advanced formulations, the BECHEM Group today offers specialized products for critical industrial applications and metal working processes across the world.

BECHEM believes in the philosophy of delivering exceptional value to customers through high quality products and outstanding service. BECHEM’s business and manufacturing processes are IATF 16949 : 2016 certified, a validation of it’s commitment to deliver quality product and service consistently.

Extended service life

  • Resistant to oxidation
  • Super chemical and water resistant ability
  • Extends re-greasing interval
  • Comprehensive savings in man power cost
  • Reduces temperature and power loss
  • Excellent performance at, High speed, high temperatures and high loads
  • Excellent corrosion protection properties
  • Resistance to ingress of foreign particles in dusty environment
  • No residue formation

BECHEM offers new generation speciality lubricants designed for textile applications including spinning, weaving, processing and man made textiles that not only reduce maintenance costs but also boost productivity. BECHEM’s recommendations on effective lubrication engineering have enabled its customers to realise cost savings in replacement of spares, mitigate production losses and manpower costs.

BECHEM regularly conducts inhouse technical seminars and lubrication audits for customers with the intention of sharing knowledge on the importance of lubrication performance and its relation to cost savings.

  • Thrust bearings
  • Hot air fans
  • Pneumafil motor bearings
  • Humidification plant motor bearings
  • Systems exposed to severe heat radiation
  • TFO Pot bearings
  • Autoconer drum shaft bearings
  • Autoconer wet splicer kit
  • O.E spinning rotor bearings
  • Needle roller bearing of bottom-fluted roll
  • Draw frame end bush
  • Sensor roll bearing
  • Ring frame jockey pulley
  • Tin roll shaft and telescopic bearing
  • Comber headstock gearbox
  • Dobby gearbox of loom

Frequently Asked Questions

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Greases are made by mixing a solid material, called a thickener, with a base oil and property enhancing additives; but it’s the oil that forms the lubrication film. For better understanding, grease thickener can be thought of as a sponge saturated with oil. Moving parts squeeze the oil out of the sponge like thickener for forming the lubrication film. Typically, the base oil constitutes the largest proportion of grease weight at about 80-90%, followed by thickener at 10 to 20% and additives under 10%.

Dropping point of a lubricating grease is an indicator of the heat resistance of the grease. and is the temperature at which the grease is no more a thickened lubricating medium. The dropping point indicates the upper temperature limit at which a grease retains its structure, not the maximum temperature at which a grease may be used.

Few greases have the ability to regain their original structure after cooling down from the dropping point.

The most important feature of a grease is its consistency. A grease that is too stiff may not get pumped into areas requiring lubrication. While a grease that is too fluid may leak out. Grease consistency depends on the type and amount of thickener used and the viscosity of its base oil. A grease consistency is its resistance to deformation by an applied force.

The measure of consistency is called penetration. Penetration depends on whether the consistency has been altered by working. Standard test procedures established by American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) and accepted by industry are ASTM D 217 and D 1403, measure penetration of unworked and worked greases.

The NLGI has established consistency numbers ranging from 000 to 6, corresponding to specified ranges of penetration distance of the standard cone into the test grease. Table below lists the NLGI grease classifications along with a description of the consistency of each classification.

Viscosity: It is a measure of resistance to flow of a lubricating oil.

Viscosity index: It is defined as rate of change of viscosity with respect to temperature.


  • It is the most important property which determines the performance of lubricating oils under the influence of temperature
  • A lubricating oil should have sufficient viscosity to retain a lubricating film on the surface
  • On machine part moving at slow speeds under high pressures, a high viscous oil should be used as it better resists being squeezed out from between the rubbing parts.  Light oils can be used for lower pressures and high speeds.
  • It is not possible to maintain a liquid oil film between two moving or sliding surfaces if the viscosity is too low and hence excessive wear will occur.

The pour point of an oil is the minimum temperature at which the oil turns into semi solid and almost losses its flow characteristic. At low temperatures, the viscosity of the oil will be very high, causing the oil to resist flow. This is important in equipment that operates in a cold environment or handles cold fluids.

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