Additives for metalworking fluids
The ultimate purpose of a metalworking fluid is to provide cooling and lubricity to metal components whilst they are being machined or processed. Drawing heat away from the metal is vital in preventing welding of the tool to the piece. The metalworking fluid also acts as a physical barrier between metal surfaces, which reduces wear during processing to help prolong tool life and maintain surface finish.
We understand the complexities around formulating metalworking fluids, and have developed a broad range of advanced components with a range of functionalities, depending on the desired fluid type.
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Metalworking fluid types
There are three main types of metalworking fluid and the severity of the operation, machine speed and type of metal being worked dictates the type of metalworking fluid required. The table below summarises the fluid types.
|(Water immiscible)||Water miscible|
|Neat fluids||Semi-synthetic fluids||Synthetic fluids|
How can we help with metalworking fluid formulation?
Over the last 40 years, the wish list of the metalworking fluid formulator has remained relatively un-changed. First and foremost is the need for multi-metal capability, obtaining improved aluminium lubricity but without sacrificing ferrous performance. Of near-equal importance is the need for a bio-resistant product that does not rely on heavy concentrations of biocides and fungicides. Effective tramp oil rejection is necessary to maintain constant high-performance in the presence of lubricant contaminants and to minimize smoke and mist levels. These attributes can only be captured if the formulated product has a low foam profile – a formidable challenge unto itself.
We supply a range of additives that can help make the formulator’s wish list a reality. Our range of Priolube™ and Emkarox™ base fluids provide outstanding lubricity and cooling and our emulsification portfolio offers the formulator emulsion stability, tramp oil rejection and extended fluid lifetime.
With our experienced technical experts available to offer support though each stage of the selection process, you can be confident that we have a solution to meet your requirements.
Brochure: Metalworking fluids
Hypermer A70 is a high molecular weight polymeric surfactant and finds use across a multitude of industrial and oilfield applications. It is exceptionally good at providing emulsion stability to...
Span 80-NV is a low HLB surfactant and an SMO based emulsifier.
Priolube 1415 is a biodegradable and hydrolytically stable mono-ester that shows high performance across a number of applications.
An ISO 46, biodegradable and hydrolytically stable polyol ester suitable for use in applications including, metalworking fluids, rolling oils, hydraulic fluids and environmentally acceptable...
A highly oxidatively stable, low volatility, hydrolytically stable ester providing enhanced lubrication performance.
Proprietary product that combines ester lubricant base fluid properties with non-ionic and anionic emulsification properties. It is suitable for use in formulating synthetic, semi-synthetic and...
Priolube 3953 is a high performing proprietary multi-functional product that combines ester lubricant base fluid properties with emulsification properties
Priolube 3955 is a proprietary product that combines ester lubricant base fluid properties with non-ionic and anionic emulsification properties.
Priolene 6907 is a biodegradable, oleic acid used as a boundary lubricant.
Pripol 1017 is a biostable dimer acid used as an emulsifier, corrosion inhibitor and as a boundary lubricant in industrial applications.
An oil soluble ester designed to improve lubricity in heavy duty, oil-based metalworking fluids.
A polymeric lubricity additive suitable for use in neat metalworking applications.
Emkarox™ VG 130W
A polyalkylene base fluid (PAG) which is water soluble and an International Standards Organization Viscosity (ISO) grade 150.
Emkarox™ VG 681W
Emkarox VG 681W is a water soluble polyalkylene glycol (PAG), suitable for use in a wide range of applications as a base fluid and an additive, particularly where food contact may occur.
Emkarox™ VG 1055W
A ISO 1000 water soluble high-performance polyalkylene glycol base fluid for lubricant formulations where inhalation toxicity is of concern.
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Industry leading, broad and diverse family of synthetic Group V base stocks customisable to meet required specifications.Read more
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Industry proven monomeric and polymeric surfactants, wetting agents and polymeric emulsifiers for use in multiple markets.Read more
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Corrosion inhibitors and rust preventatives for direct use or additional formulation for a wide range of industries.Read more