CitationDownload as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited
Suppliers of metalworking fluids
Suppliers of metalworking fluids
Keywords: Metalworking fluids, Suppliers
This information was compiled by the Engineering National Interest Group of the Health and Safety Executive in September 1995, and is reproduced here with their permission. Where more recent information is available, the entries have been updated. Also, information is provided on certain manufacturers' products where literature has been supplied.
NB: many suppliers of fluids can also supply equipment and services for the management of their products. Fluid suppliers are not listed separately on later lists.
Some may also have local or regional depots that are not included in this list.
ATA Engineering Processes
Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7SS. Tel. 01442 64411
Abas Oil Co Ltd
Midland Road, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2RJ
PO Box 18, 96 Bridge Road East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL& 1JW. Tel: 01707 324373
Amoa manufactures an advanced range of soluble oil bases, soluble oils and ancillary products to meet the specialised needs of the metalworking industry.
The soluble oil bases include:
AMOA base MSB is an emulsifier package for use in the production of both milky and translucent phenolic soluble oils.
AMOA base 86 is a nitrite-free concentrate containing a blend of emulsifying agents, sodium petroleum sulphonates, coupling agents and corrosion inhibitors designed for use in the production of phenolic soluble oils.
AMOA base 411 is a multi-purpose blend of corrosion inhibitors and emulsifiers used to manufacture non-phenolic soluble oils.
AMOA base MNP is a soluble oil base designed for use in the formulation of milky non-phenolic soluble oils. Extreme pressure lubricity agents and biocides may also be included in the soluble oil formulation.
AMOA base 80 is an extremely versatile emulsifier and corrosion inhibitor package for use in the production on non-phenolic soluble oils from paraffinic blend oils.
AMOA base 574 is a soluble oil base used in the production of biostable semi-synthetic soluble oils from paraffinic blend oils.
TRUECUT BS is an emulsifier package which simplifies the process of manufacturing soluble oils with advanced performance. Used to produce semi-synthetic soluble oils with excellent biostability and anti-corrosion characteristics.
The fully-formulated soluble oils include:
AMOA GP is a phenolic soluble oil forming milky emulsions in all types of water. Suitable for both grinding and cutting operations.
AMOA Sol S1 is a non-phenolic soluble oil with added biocide designed for use on ferrous and non-ferrous stocks.
AMOA Sol M is a non-phenolic general purpose soluble oil additive suitable for both cutting and grinding operations giving good workpiece visibility.
AMOA Sol MEP is a multifunctional soluble oil containing EP additives to give high levels of lubricity and heat dissipation.
AMOA Sol 85 is a semi-synthetic, biostable water dilutable fluid producing translucent emulsions and used in grinding and cutting operations.
AMOA Sol TRM is a semi-synthetic, non-EP biostable cutting fluid designed for general purpose machining operations.
TRUECUT EP is a high performance, semi-synthetic soluble oil containing extreme pressure additives. Non-staining and imparts an excellent surface finish.
TRUECUT S is a multifunctional, semi-synthetic soluble oil with excellent biostability and anti-corrosion properties designed to give good performance in a wide variety of machining operations.
Applied Chemicals Ltd
Applied House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry CV6 6JA. Tel: 01203 368837
Samuel Banner & Co Ltd
59/61 Sandhills Lane, Liverpool L5 9Xl. Tel: 0151 922 7871 agents for Wynn Oils
Suite 4, Bulldog House, Reading Road, Wokingham RG11 5AB
Barmston Close, Beverley HU17 0LG
Joseph Batson & Co Ltd
Tipton Works, Dudley Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 8EH. Tel: 0121 522 0100
Colne Vale Road, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield HD3 4NT. Tel: 01484 653015
A.E. Bennett & Co Ltd
90 Priestley Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1 ST. Tel: 01925 636191
Boxer Services Ltd
Bridge Works, Saddleworth Road, Elland, West Yorkshire HX5 ORY. Tel: 01422 370101
Braemar UK Limited
Beech House Farm, Ash Lane, Leeds, LS25 2HQ. Tel: 0113 287 5577
Buck & Hickman Ltd
Bank House, 100 Queen Street, Sheffield S1 2DW
Caltex (UK) Ltd
95 Wigmore Street, London WH1 0BY.
Tel: 0171 479 5000; Fax: 0171 479 5019
Synthetic and semi-synthetics
Aquastar H is a premium biostable, fully synthetic grinding fluid which gives high levels of corrosion protection at low concentrations in water. Specifically developed to overcome foam problems in large, high-velocity grinding systems where fluid turbulence and air retention are a problem.
Aquastar H3 is a biostable, universal, semi-synthetic cutting fluid with a high mineral oil content, non-staining EP additives, and multi-metal corrosion inhibitors for use in a wide range of the most arduous heavy duty machining operations.
Aquastar ALH2 is a biostable, semi-synthetic cutting fluid formulated with high levels of lubricity for use with aluminium and its alloys in arduous modern machining operations.
Aquatex H1 is a biostable, semi-synthetic cutting fluid with a high mineral oil content for multiple operations on various types of machine tools where cutting fluid rationalisation is a concern.
Aquatex M is a general purpose, highly biostable, semi-synthetic cutting and grinding fluid with a relatively low mineral oil content, especially developed for machining cast iron and as a dual purpose grinding fluid and machine coolant.
Heavy duty system cleaner is a specially formulated degreaser and detergent for emulsifiable systems, providing both degreasing and disinfecting action in one complete cleaner which effectively removes any build-up of oil, slime, bacteria and fungal growth or residue.
Neat metalworking fluids
Transultex is a series of transparent, light-coloured, anti-mist, active sulphur cutting oils for moderate to severe machining operations. Available in different EP levels, fatty oil contents and viscosity grades to cover a wide variety of applications and metals.
Transultex CF is a series of transparent, light-coloured, anti-mist, chlorine-free, active sulphur cutting oils for moderate to severe machining operations. Available in different EP levels, fatty oil contents and viscosity grades to cover a wide variety of applications and metals, particularly those where contact with chlorine must be avoided, or where oils containing chlorine may present a waste or storage problem.
Sultex is a series of dark-coloured, heavy-duty, chlorine-free, active sulphur cutting oils for tough machining operations. Formulated with highly effective EP and fatty oil additives.
Cleartex is a series of transparent, light-coloured, tri-purpose oils for use as cutting oils, machine tool lubricants and hydraulic fluids in ceratin machine tools. Formulated with a special non-staining EP additive system.
Cleartex CF is a series of transparent, light-coloured, chlorine-free, tri-purpose oils for use as cutting oils, machine tool lubricants and hydraulic fluids in certain machine tools. Formulated with a special non-staining EP additive system and a special non-fatty lubricity agent specially designed for applications where staining by chlorinated additives could be a problem, or where oils containing chlorine may present a waste or storage problem.
Almag Oil is a transparent, light-coloured, low viscosity, straight mineral cutting oil designed for use in light duty machining and grinding operations on aluminium, magnesium and their alloys.
Emulsifiable metalworking fluids
Soluble Oil XL is a general-purpose soluble oil specifically formulated for extra lubricity. It exhibits high levels of detergency and reserve alkalinity, low-foaming tendencies, and contains a bacteriocide to combat a wide spectrum of micro-organisms commonly found in sumps and reservoirs.
Soluble Oil HD is a heavy duty soluble oil which exhibits the good cooling characteristics of a conventional emulsion with the load-carrying properties of a neat cutting oil. Also exhibits high levels of detergency and reserve alkalinity, low foaming tendencies, and contains a bacteriocide to combat a wide spectrum of micro-organisms commonly found in sumps and reservoirs.
Soluble Oil D is a general purpose soluble oil formulated to form very stable emulsions, even with relatively hard waters and at high dilution rates. Also exhibits high levels of detergency and reserve alkalinity, low foaming tendencies, and contains a bacteriocide to combat a wide spectrum of micro-organisms commonly found in sumps and reservoirs.
Soluble Oil GP is a general purpose soluble oil formulated for use where an economical soluble oil is required.
Speciality metalworking fluids
Quenchtex is a series of highly refined paraffinic oil based quenching fluids for the uniform hardening of carbon and alloy steels.
EDM Fluid 2 is a high flash point, low viscosity mineral oil for use as the dielectric fluid in electrical discharge machining.
Carless Refining & Marketing
St James's House, Eastern Road, Romford, Essex RM1 3NL. Tel: 01708 755557
Castrol UK Ltd
Burmah Castrol House, Pipers Way, Swindon SN3 1RE. Tel: 01793 512712
Station Road Industrial Estate, Tadcaster, LS24 9SG
Cincinnati Milacron Ltd
PO Box 505, Kingsbury Road, Birmingham B24 OQU
RS Clare Ltd
Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5RQ.Tel: 0151 709 2902
John Claydon & Partners (Lubysil) Ltd
9 Frensham Way, Sweet Briar Industrial Estate, Norwich NR3 2BT
Croda Application Chemicals Ltd
Churchill Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 2TH. Tel: 01302 327327
Owl Lane, Ossett WF5 9AU
De La Pena Oil Ltd
Racecourse Road, Pershore WR10 2DD
DoAllCo (UK) Ltd
Unit 9, Beldray Park, Mount Pleasant, Bilston WV14 7NH
EK Chemicals International Ltd
Lodge House, Lodge Lane, Langham, Colchester CO4 5NE
4-8, Cours Michelet, 92800 Puteaux (France). Tel: (33) 01 49 00 80 80; Fax: (33) 01 49 00 83 96
Elf Atochem additives for metalworking fluids
Elf Atochem, a world leader in thiochemicals, offers several ranges of organic sulphur-based products which have been specifically developed for various markets. The TPS range are high performance ditertioalkyl polysulphide extreme pressure additives.
TPS 15 is a water soluble additive formulated from ADTDP for synthetic and semi-synthetic cutting fluids.
TPS 20, 27 and 44 are chemically inactive trisulphides, specially formulated for working with yellow metals and their alloys.
TPS 32, 37 and 54 are chemically active penatsulphides with a high sulphur content, for use with ferrous metals.
A full range of clear, low odour sulphurised fatty esters (VPS) has also been developed to complement Elf Atochem's anti-wear and EP additives, including:
Sulphurised vegetable fatty esters
VPS 11 and 15 chemically inactive grades.
VPS 17 chemically active grades.
There is also a range of castor oil based chemicals fulfilling a number of diverse needs.
Esterol A and C are fatty acid methyl esters suitable for use either as a base fluid or a lubricity agent in cutting oils.
Esterol S range are sulphurised fatty esters combining lubricity improvement with anti-wear/extreme pressure properties. The high surface activity improves surface finish of machined components.
In addition to the above the NORAM (primary amines), DINORAM (diamines) and DINORAMOX (ethoxylated and propoxylated derivatives) bases are used for their lubricating, film-forming and water-repellent properties.
Esso Petroleum Co Ltd
Lubricants Division, Esso House, Ermyn Way, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8UX. Tel: 01372 222000
Aquarius C is an oil-free, transparent fluid which forms a clear or transparent solution when diluted with water. The clarity depends on the hardness of the water and the amount of contamination with tramp oil when in use. The product also contains a compound which controls the growth rate of bacteria and prevents the fluid from degrading prematurely and producing bad odours. It also contains lubricity additives, wetting agents, and corrosion inhibitors.
Aquarius is a general purpose fluid forming a stable, milky-white emulsion.
Aquarius EP contains a chlorinated additive for improved performance, and forms a milky-white emulsion.
Aquarius EP Plus combines the benefits provided by Aquarius EP, but is enhanced further by the inclusion of additional lubricity agents. This combination makes it suitable for more ductile materials.
Aquarius EPT contains enhanced anti-corrosion as well as EP additives, and produces a translucent emulsion in most water types.
Aquarius SS is a premium quality, general purpose fluid giving a blue translucent emulsion allowing good visibility.
Aquarius SS EP is a premium quality fluid containing an EP additive to give enhanced machinability of materials which are more difficult to machine. It gives a semi-translucent off-white emulsion which will become more opaque with use.
Aquarius SS AL is a premium quality fluid containing a specially selected lubricity additive to give improved surface finish of low-machinability materials such as aluminium.
Aquarius SUPREME is a phenol-, nitrite-, chlorine- and sulphur-free semi-synthetic, high-oil content, biostable cutting fluid specifically formulated for the machining of difficult aluminium alloys in high performance machining operations. Also suitable for general machining of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
European Oil Co Ltd
Unit 4, Fosse Way Industrial Estate, Stratford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 9NQ
Fuchs Lubricants (UK) plc
Silkolene Oil Refinery, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1WF. Tel: 08701 200400; Fax: 01773 823659. Hanley Plant, New Century Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5HU. Tel: 08701 200400; Fax: 01782 202072
Water soluble cutting fluids
Figure 1: Neat metalworking oils
Figure 2 : Water-soluble cutting fluids
Flitwick Oil Co Ltd
Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1AF
Forest Lubricants Ltd
Hang Hill Works, Bream, Lydney, Glos GL15 6HT.Tel: 01594 562357
GB Lubricants Ltd
Albany Road, Gateshead NE8 3BP. Tel: 0191 477 4221
Graphite Services Co.
Station Lane, Old Whitington, Chesterfield S41 9PX
Great Bridge Oil Co Ltd
Whitehall Road, Great Bridge, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 7SZ.Tel: 0121 557 1667
Hahn & Kolb (GB) Ltd
Leicester Road, Rugby CV1 1NY. Tel: 01788 577288
Thos. P. Headland Org. Ltd
5 Craddock Road, Reading RG2 OJT
Holt Lloyd Ltd
Lloyds House, Alderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1QT
Houghton Vaughan plc
Legge Street, Birmingham B4 7EU. Tel: 0121 359 6100
Houghton Vaughan manufacture a comprehensive range of metalworking products, and concentrate on chlorine-free and amine-free products. New products feature Hocut B65 and Hocut B80 biostable soluble oils and the Cut-Max series of neat cutting oils which give maximum cutting performance without the use of chlorinated EP additives or amines.
Ironside Lubricants Ltd
Shield Street, Stockport SK3 ODS. Tel: 0161 477 5858
KS Paul Products Ltd
Eley Estate, Edmonton, London N18 3DB. Tel: 0181 345 5566
Bassington Industrial Estate, Cramlington NE23 8AD
Kuwait Petroleum Lubricants Ltd
Knowsthorpe Gate, Cross Green Industrial Estate, Leeds LS9 ONP. Tel: 01132 350555
Neat cutting fluids and rolling oils
Bach AD, AH, AHL is a range of active, low mist, neat cutting oils suitable for all applications on high alloy steels. AHL has Sandvik approval for deep hole drilling.
Bach XNK, NQ, NC, NCL, NKM are low mist oils containing EP additives suitable for all operations including honing, grinding and autos on all materials.
Bach tapping fluid is a heavy duty, non-staining, solvent-free, low fuming EP tapping fluid.
Bach RF is a range of light viscosity oils for cold rolling operations providing a high grade surface finish with a maximum roll life.
Beethoven XCO is a fluorescent green, translucent, biostable, nitrite- and amine-free synthetic grinding fluid which reduces cobalt leaching.
Beethoven G50 is a fluorescent green, translucent synthetic grinding fluid with an exremely long sump life.
Beethoven G500 is a fluorescent green, translucent, biostable, nitrite-free synthetic grinding fluid which can be used at very high dilutions with no loss of performance.
Beethoven GL is a translucent blue fluid specially developed for glass grinding applications. Biostable, with an extremely long sump life, it avoids wheel clogging and provides rapid fines settlement for a superior finish.
Beethoven SC is a soluble cutting oil, forming an opalescent emulsion. Biocide-protected and nitrite-free, it provides EP performance on high alloy and stainless steels, and has Sandvik approval for deep hole drilling.
Beethoven T is a biocide-protected, nitrite- and chlorine-free translucent emulsion soluble oil for general machining and grinding.
Beethoven M is a milky emulsion, nitrite- and chlorine-free, biocide-protected soluble oil for general machining operations.
Beethoven VHD is a semi-synthetic, translucent emulsion, biostable, EP performance soluble oil, which provides exceptional machine tool cleanliness and extremely long sump life, and is Rolls Royce (subcontractor) approved.
Beethoven VNF-2 is a semi-synthetic, translucent emulsion, biostable, nitrite- and chlorine-free soluble oil, for general machining and grinding, and which provides extremely long sump life, and is Rolls Royce (subcontractor) approved.
Beethoven XUA-2 is a semi-synthetic, translucent emulsion, biostable, nitrite- and chlorine-free soluble oil and which provides extremely long sump life designed for the machining of aerospace aluminium alloys. A BAe approval is pending.
Beethoven XHM is a high lubricity, milky emulsion soluble oil for general machining operations. Biostable, and chlorine- and secondary amine-free, its synergistic biocidal control provides a long sump life.
Angus N. MacInnes & Co
Thistle House, Adelaide Street, Helensburgh G84 7DL
Marston Bentley Ltd
Hylo House, Cale Lane, New Springs, Wigan WN2 1JR.Tel: 01942 824242
Master Chemical (Europe) Ltd
Maitland Road, Lion Barn Business Park, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8NS. Tel: 01449 721985
Maxol Lubricants (UK) Ltd
Unit 13, Shepley Industrial Estate North, Audenshaw, Tameside, Manchester M34 5DR. Tel: 0161 320 6377
Metal Working Lubricants Ltd
Unit 13, Garden City Industrial Estate, Sealand Avenue, Deeside CH5 2HW
Millers Oils Ltd
Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 3DP. Tel: 01484 713201
Millers Oils have a wide range of metalworking fluids covering water-based and neat formulations.
Multicut Extra is regarded as the cornerstone of the soluble range providing high performance in use. Excellent surface finish even in difficult operations is achieved while being suitable for a wide range of metallurgies from aluminium to cast iron, to stainless steel.
The Hexol NC range includes a translucent grade which is NC 492, while 534,535 and 536 complete the range. These would be general-purpose machine shop coolants of the milky-white emulsion type.
A fully-synthetic grinding fluid, Hexol 1221 is available and a further addition to that application is Millgrind 2201. Established grades are a fully synthetic cutting fluid Milcool 979 and a semi-synthetic EP formulation Milcool 1399.
Neat cutting oils cover an extremely wide range of treatments and viscosities. Millicut 20 has a Teledyne Landis approval and remains an established high performance product. Millicut 1281 is again well proven at the upper end of performance particularly with alloy steels and is supported by excellent treatment.
General purpose grades would be Millicut 1 and Millicut 1P which are also available in a pale colour as Millicut 1727 and Millicut 1734 respectively. Also in the general purpose category would be Millicut 1336.
Broaching remains an arduous operation and Millicut EE3 is well established and proven for that area of use. A Rolls Royce approval for subcontractor component machining is Millicut 676.
Mitchell Oil Co Ltd
Unit 4, Thornleigh Trading Estate, Dudley DY2 8UB. Tel: 01384 233803
Mobil Oil Company Limited
Witan Gate House, 500-600 Witan Gate, Central Milton Keynes, Bucks MK9 1ES. Tel: 01908 853000
Molyslip Atlantic Ltd
PO Box 1636, Maidenhead S16 2YZ
Morris Lubricants Ltd
Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury SY1 2EL. Tel: 01743 232200
Following their amalgamation with Newton Oils, together with the specialist Metcut division, Morris Lubricants now offer a comprehensive range of metaworking lubricants.
Metcut MCT Liquid is an advanced EP metal-cutting liquid for all hand-applied machining operations, in particular, blind hole tapping and drilling.
Metcut Dynamet Liquid is a hand-applied, drilling, tapping and reaming lubricant, offering excellent friction reducing capabilities, without the use of conventional EP additives. It is 100 per cent biodegradable, being based on a natural oil, and is chlorine-, sulphur- and phosphorus-free.
Metcut Cirrus is a soluble oil based on a modified polyolester, and is intended for the more demanding machining operations, e.g. aerospace components of aluminium alloys and titanium, which call for the highest level of surface finish and component tolerances. It is free of chlorine, sulphur and phosphorus.
Metcut EP 200 is a modern biostable semi-synthetic fluid for all general machining operations, and is inhibited for use on brasses and other cuprous alloys.
Metcut F187 is a biostable, fully synthetic watermix grinding fluid, formulated for very rapid grinding of ferrous materials, and especially suitable for Lumsden-type machines. It is free of nitrite, mineral oil, sulphur, chlorine and phenol.
Metcut Planitol is a watermix fluid formulated from naturally occurring oil derivatives, suitable for the more demanding machine operations calling for the highest levels of surface finish and component tolerances, making it ideal for machining all types of aluminium alloys, titanium and other aerospace components. It is free of chlorine, sulphur and phosphorus.
Metcut XL is a high oil content, biostable, EP, nitrite-free semi-synthetic coolant.
Metcut XSC 10 is a highest duty, nitrite- and biocide-free, EP, watermix cutting fluid intended as a substitute for neat oil. It is non-staining on most ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
Metcut SC3X is a synthetic, biostable, nitrite, phenol- and biocide-free watermix cutting fluid for general machining and grinding operations of all ferrous metals, especially cast iron. It is non-staining on most cuprous and aluminium metals.
Metcut Supercut 9000 is a high oil content, sulphur-, chlorine- and phosphorus-free micro-emulsion-type product suitable for medium to high speed machining operations up to and including high carbon steels and most stainless steels.
Metcut Unison 715 is a biostable, semi-synthetic, EP, chlorine-free watermix fluid suitable for use on all ferrous metals including medium to hard tensile stainless steels and most non-ferrous alloys.
Metcut Unison EPS is a biostable, semi-synthetic, EP, watermix fluid suitable for all arduous general machining operations where an EP product is required, including turning, milling, drilling etc., on a wide variety of metals including all steels, brass and aluminium.
Nickerson Lubricants Ltd
West End Mills, Warley Road, Halifax HX1 3TP. Tel: 01422 341111
4 Blackfirs Lane, Somerford, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4QQ. Tel: 01260 298276
Ovoline Lubricants Ltd
Pipewellgate, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 2BN. Tel: 0191 477 0854
Nash Road, off Ashburton Road West, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1SX. Tel: 0161 876 5673
Quaker Chemicals Ltd
Bath Road, Woodchester, Stroud, Glos GL5 5HT. Tel: 01453 872351
Rhein Chemie Additives
Rhein Chemie Business Group, Bayer PLC, Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1JA. Tel: 01635 563887
ADDITIN EP Extreme Pressure additives
RC 2310 fatty acid ester based on ester, light coloured reduced odour sulphur carrier.
RC 2315 fatty acid ester based on ester, light coloured reduced odour sulphur carrier.
RC 2317 fatty acid ester based on ester, light coloured reduced odour sulphur carrier.
RC 2411 fatty acid ester based on triglyceride, light coloured reduced odour sulphur carrier.
RC 2415 fatty acid ester based on triglyceride, light coloured reduced odour sulphur carrier.
RC 2418 fatty acid ester based on triglyceride, light coloured reduced odour sulphur carrier.
RC 2515 fatty acid ester based on hydrocarbons, light coloured reduced odour sulphur carrier.
RC 2526 fatty acid ester based on hydrocarbons, light coloured reduced odour sulphur carrier.
RC 2540 dialkylpentasulphide, light coloured reduced odour sulphur carrier.
RC 2811 fatty acid ester, dark coloured sulphur carrier.
RC 2816 fatty acid ester, dark coloured sulphur carrier.
RC 2818 fatty acid ester, dark coloured sulphur carrier.
ADDITIN AW anti-wear additives.
RC 3038 primary/ secondary alkyl-Zn DTP.
RC 3045 primary alkyl-ZnDTP.
RC 3048 primary alkyl-ZnDTP.
RC 3058 primary alkyl-ZnDTP.
RC 3080 2-ethylhexyl-ZnDTP.
RC 3180 2-ethylhexyl-ZnDTP.
RC 3740 phosphoric acid ester, amine neutralised.
RC 3760 phosphoric acid ester, amine neutralised.
RC 3770 phosphorus-sulphur-nitrogen additive.
RC 3775 phosphorus-sulphur-nitrogen additive.
Additin CI corrosion inhibitors.
RC 4103 synthetic Ba sulphonate.
RC 4205 neutral Ca sulphonate.
RC 4220 neutral Ca dialkyl-benzene sulphonate.
RC 4302 Na petroleum sulphonate.
RC 4401 synthetic Mg sulphonate.
RC 4530 Zn naphthenate.
Additin AO anti-oxidants.
RC 7110 2,6-di-tertiary butyl 4-methylphenol.
RC 7135 diphenylamine derivative.
Additin PA additives for metalworking.
RC 9451 extreme pressure/antiwear/corrosion inhibitor package.
Additin SP synthetic esters.
RC 8103 trimethyolpropane esters of special fatty acids.
Additin SP EP additives and non-ferrous metal deactivators.
RC 8210 dimercapto-thiadiazole.
RC 8220 benzotriazole.
RC 8221 tolyltriazole.
Additin SP anti- hydrolysis agents.
RC 8500 carbodiimide.
Rocol House, Swillington, Leeds LS26 8BS. Tel: 01132 866511
Rock Oil Co
90 Priestley Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1ST. Tel: 01925 636191
Rock Oil offer a comprehensive series of metalworking fluids.
Neat cutting oils
SM is a mineral oil containing no additives.
FM is a mineral oil compounded with wetting agents and oiliness additives.
ASM is a mineral oil fortified with active sulphur.
NA 32 is a mineral oil fortified with inactive sulphur.
SA 56 is a mineral oil compounded with wetting agents and oiliness additives and fortified with chlorinated additives and active sulphur.
K 32 is a mineral oil fortified with high oiliness chlorinated additive.
Broaching oil is a low viscosity mineral oil fortified with chlorinated additives and active sulphur.
C1 SR is a general-purpose watermix fluid without any additives.
C4 SR EP is a watermix fluid fortified with chlorinated additives and active sulphur.
Rods Oils Ltd
Trading Estate, Two Gates, Tamworth, Staff B77 5AE.Tel: 01827 283221
Rods oils, now celebrating their 40th year of manufacturing metalworking fluids, cover all the general areas of metalworking and include also the more specialised ares of wire and tube drawing, press work, blanking and heat treatment.
Some particular products to note are:
RODS AL soluble cutting oil is designed for single point reaming on aluminium alloy but also use where a very fine finish is required on all operations on aluminium.
RODS HD59 soluble cutting oil is designed to be a "do-it-all" product capable of machining cast iron, aluminium and stainless steel while remaining more competitive in cost than the average coolant and capable of high dilution (IP 287 70:1) where conditions allow.
RODS PE87A wire-drawing oil is a synthetic soluble oil for very high speed drawing of fine wire. Typical speeds are 25-30 metres per second. The product enables a clean machine, use of non-diamond dies and exceptionally long sump life.
RODS Merwin range covers torque/tension requirements for the major motor companies and RODS export these products as far afield as Brazil in addition to Scandinavia and Western Europe. The lubricants are applied to threaded fasteners to achieve more consistent tension for a given torque. This has benefits in costs of manufacture, in assembly and for quality purposes.
Delta House, Wavell Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5SB. Tel: 0161 499 4000
Shield Street, Stockport SK3 ODS. Tel: 0161 477 5858
Silkolene Lubricants plc
Silkolene Oil Refinery, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1WF. Tel: 08701 200400
Smallman Lubricants Ltd
Great Bridge Street, West Bromwich B70 ODE. Tel: 0121 557 3372
The Smallman Novasol range of watermix fluids have been newly re-formulated to meet customers' needs into the next century.
Novasol 200 is specifically designed for surface and cylindrical grinding operations, and has a low foaming tendency, excellent corrosion resistance, is biostable and has a long service life.
Novasol 350 is economic and versatile in perfomance in cutting and grinding operations, with exceptional biostability ensuring long service life.
Novasol 360 is a specifically modified version of Novasol 350 for use with soft make-up water and with a proven resistance to foaming.
Novasol 450 is a semi-synthetic, multipurpose, biostable cutting fluid with EP properties, which offers excellent scope for rationalisation.
Novasol 460 is a specifically modified version of Novasol 450 for use with soft make-up water and with a proven resistance to foaming.
Novasol 480 is an EP, high-lubricity, non-corrosive, chlorine-free fluid for arduous cutting operations involving high tensile brass.
Novasol 550 is a high-performance EP biostable fluid intended for arduous cutting applications in situations where a watermix fluid is preferred to a neat cutting oil.
Novasol 600 is the definitive biostable watermix fluid for aluminium machining operations, producing a superb surface finish together with an absence of staining of aluminium or its alloys.
Bassington Industrial Estate, Cramlington NE23 8AD
Spur Petroleum Ltd
Walmersley Road, Bury BL9 5JH.Tel: 0161 764 2596
Charles Stringer's Sons & Co Ltd
Charterhouse Works, Northfield Road, Coventry CV1 2BL
D.A. Stuart Oil Co Ltd
Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton WV10 ODZ. Tel: 01902 456111
The D.A.Stuart range of metalworking fluids is listed below:
Dasnobor are high-performance synthetics and solubles for grinding and machining. They are boron-, amine-, and bacteriocide-free, and have an excellent sump life.
Dascool are general chlorine-free coolants.
Solvol are general soluble oils, which are fatty-chlorinated for both ferrous and non-ferrous application.
Hi-D are high performance, semi-synthetics for cutting and grinding purposes. These products are characterised by high detergency but are low foaming and are biostatic.
Drawsol are pressing and drawing compounds which exist in both chlorinated and non-chlorinated versions and are easily removed.
Dascolene are low odour, high performance neat oils for general machining operations.
Excelene are chlorine-free, low odour, anti-mist neat form grinding oils.
Threadkut are high EP sulphochlorinated heavy duty machining and thread grinding oils.
1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HA. Tel: (0171) 719 3000
A full range of neat cutting oils are currently marketed by Texaco, together with a recently-launched new range of watermix fluids under the Aquatex brand name.
Aquatex 3000 series are high oil content, biostable fluids for general machining with long sump life expectancy.
Aquatex 6000 are semi-synthetic fluids for grinding, cast iron machining through to tough aerospace material applications. Good performance under arduous conditions is maintained without the use of chlorine.
Aquatex 9000 are fully synthetic fluids offering long life heavy duty operation, in addition to the more traditional grinding fluid type.
Tompion Oil Co Ltd
Healey Road, Ossett, W. Yorks WF5 8LS. Tel: 01924 273295
Total Oil Great Britain Ltd
Lubricants Division, Pottery Lane, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire WF11 8JY. Tel: 01977 636200
Turco Products Ltd
Unit A, Clark House, Brunel Road, Earlstrees Industrial Estate, Corby NN17 2JW
Equipment for filtering or cleaning fluids and controlling airborne mist and fume
NB: some fluid suppliers can also provide equipment in this category for the care of their fluids.
Air Cleaning Systems Ltd
Unit 3, Lewis Road Industrial Estate, East Moors, Cardiff CF1 5EB. Tel: 01222 461333
Oil mist and fume extraction units.
Airpel Filtration Ltd
Chilton Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 9TN. Tel: 01753 889251
Strainers and filters.
Alfa-Laval Sharples Ltd
Domum Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3DN. Tel: 01276 63383
Centrifugal equipment for removal of swarf, fines and tramp oil.
Applied Compressed Air Technology Ltd
1 Beechtree Park, Waterloo Road Industrial Estate, Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire B50 4SN. Tel: 01789 490907
Suction equipment for swarf and coolant removal and handling.
Whatman House, St Leonards Road, 20/20 Maidstone, Kent ME16 OLS.Tel: 01622 686611
Cardev International Ltd
Unit F, Ripon Way, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2AU. Tel: 01423 522911
Oscar C mobile coolant cleaner.
Darenth Equipment Ltd
Walhouse Road, Erith, Kent DA8 2LA. Tel: 01322 341451
Swarf handling, fluid filtration and tramp oil separation equipment.
Unit 1, Perrywood Business Park, Honeycrock Lane, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey RH1 5DZ. Tel: 01737 770820
Represent Laimer Spa in UK. Specialise in fluid management systems (filtration and swarf conveying systems).
Gillmans Industrial Estate, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9EZ. Tel: 01403 783741
Swarf/oil recovery and coolant recycling systems, tramp oil separators, vacuum filters.
Fileder Filter Systems Ltd
Orchard Business Centre, 20/20 Maidstone, Kent ME16 OJZ. Tel: 01622 691886
Filtermist International plc
Faraday Drive, Stourbridge Road, Bridgenorth, Shropshire WV15 5BA. Tel: 01746 765361
Wide range of fluid filtration, separation and swarf handling equipment. Oil mist extraction equipment, vacuum air guns.
Filtration Service Engineering Ltd
15 Oldington Trading Estate, Stourport Road, Kidderminster, Worcs DY11 7QP. Tel: 01562 60233
Swarf management systems and coolant filters, oil mist filters.
Gerard Blum Ltd
36 Ashley Road, Altringham WA13 2DA. Tel: 0161 927 7271
Hodge Stetfield, Stetfield Ltd
HTH Complex, Blackwater Way, Aldershot, Hants GU12 4DN. Tel: 01252 314365
Oil separation equipment: oil skimmers, coolant disposal plant.
Willment Way, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 8DJ. Tel: 01272 821415
Electrostatic units for oil mist collection.
Hydraulic System Products Ltd
Monckton Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 7AL. Tel: 01924 364748
Fluid strainers and bag filters.
2 Restmor Way, Hackbridge, Surrey SM6 7AH. Tel: 0181 669 2264
Filtration equipment, separators, hydrocyclones and tramp oil collector.
Industrial Vac Air Ltd
Unit 'O', West Watford Business Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Herts WD1 8NN. Tel: 01923 248849
Mobile coolant filtration units
Koch International (UK) Ltd
Friars Hill, Friars Terrace, Stafford ST17 4AU. Tel: 01785 212565
Ultra filtration equipment for separating oily waste from water to assist disposal.
Krauss Maffei UK Ltd
Kraus Maffei House, Birchwood Boulevard, Warrington WA3 7PR. Tel: 01925 822186
Mobile coolant cleaner, disc centrifuges.
Linear Tools Ltd
170 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, London SW14 8AW. Tel: 0181 878 0124
SNAP-Loc coolant distribution pipe systems.
Mayfran UK Ltd
2nd Floor, Station Tower, Station Square, Coventry CV1 2GR. Tel: 01203 222167
Swarf handling and coolant treatment equipment.
Burford House, 15 Thorney Leys Business Park, Witney, Oxon OX8 7GE
Drum vac system for transfer of coolant and swarf.
Unit 87, Laurence Leyland Industrial Complex, Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 1RA. Tel: 01933 274500
Air powered tramp oil remover, vacuum units for swarf removal and sump emptying.
NWW Acumen Ltd
Runcorn WA& 4QD. Tel: 01928 515959
Separation equipment to assist disposal of waste, water-mix MWFs.
Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk IP33 3SR. Tel: 01284 763163
Vacuum units for swarf removal.
Pall Industrial Hydraulics
Europa House, Havant Street, Portsmouth PO1 3PD. Tel: 01705 753545
Filters and filtration equipment.
Marley Way, Southam Road, Banbury, Oxon OX16 7RL. Tel: 01295 259311
Oil mist filtration equipment.
Bretby Business Park, Burton on Trent, DE15 OQD. Tel: 01283 551482
Fluid mixing and distribution equipment, tramp oil removal devices.
Unit 4B Broadoak Industrial Park, Ashburton Road West, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1RW. Tel: 0161 872 1317
Fabric belt filters.
Sweco Europe, UK Division
124 Grove Road, Heron Cross, Fenton, Stoke on Trent ST4 4LF. Tel: 01782 746446
Tecmaco International Ltd
Unit G4, Bath Road Trading Estate, Lightpill, Stroud, Glos GL5 3QF. Tel: 01453 750606
Skimmers for tramp oil removal.
United Air Specialists (UK) Ltd
Heathcote Way, Heathcote Industrial Estate, Warwick CV34 8LY. Tel: 01926 311621
Smog Hog electrostatic oil mist collectors.
250 Thornton Road, Bradford BD1 2LB. Tel: 01974 391538
Transvector vacuum pumps for handling metal chips in coolant, used coolant and tramp oil.
Filtration Systems Division, West Croft Industrial Estate, Manchester Old Road, Middleton, Manchester M24 4PJ. Tel: 0161 653 5128
Swarf processing equipment, oil mist collectors, coolant filtration equipment.
NB: some fluid suppliers can also provide equipment in this category for the care of their fluids.
7 Painters Close, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxon OX15 4QY. Tel: 01295 720024
Chemlab Scientific Products Ltd
Construction House, Grenfell Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 4EH. Tel: 014024 76162
Jencons (Scientific) Ltd
Cherrycourt Way Industrial Estate, Stanbridge Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 8UA. Tel: 01525 372010
10 Manor Lane, Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks CV37 7TE. Tel: 01789 740434
Bio Seekers Ltd
Unit 7, Notley Farm Esate, Chearsley Road, Long Crendon, Bucks HP18 9ER. Tel: 01844 201745
Biotest (UK) Ltd
21A Monspath Business Park, Highlands Road, Solihull B90 4NZ. Tel: 0121 733 3393
7 Painters Close, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxon OX15 4QY. Tel: 01295 720024
Thane Road, Nottingham NG2 3AA.Tel: 01159 506111
PO Box 152, Buttermilk Lane, Bolsover, Chesterfield, S44 6AZ. Tel: 01246 826816
De La Pena Oils Ltd
Racecourse Road, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 2DD. Tel: 01386 552311
Difco Laboratories Ltd
PO Box 14B, Central Avenue, West Molesey, Surrey KT8 2SE. Tel: 01222 496321
Frontier House, 59 Thistleton Road, Market Overton, Rutland, Leicestershire LE13 7PP. Tel: 01572 767772
Consult fluid suppliers.
Consultants and further advice
Suppliers of metalworking fluids and related equipment will all give advice on the use of their products. Some may offer extensive assistance.
Some fluid suppliers will also offer fluid management services for which they will charge.
The following offer consultancy services including aspects of the correct use of metalworking fluids.
Regional offices of the Engineering Employers Federation: Central/North West Lancs., 01204 34315; East Anglia, 01473 827894; East Midlands, 01572 723711; South, 01256 763969; Mid-Anglia, 01767 681722; Northern, 0191 416 5656; Northern Ireland, 01232 672490; Scottish Engineering, 0141 221 3181; Sheffield and North Midlands, 01142 680671; North West, 0161 788 9611; West Midlands, 0121 456 2222; Western, 01179 7431471; Yorkshire and Humberside, 01132 892671.
Enviro Derm Services
2 Amery Lodge Farm, North Littleton, Evesham WR11 5QN. Tel: 01386 832311 formerly Skin Care Services
Advice on the prevention of occupational skin disease.
Echa Microbiology Ltd
Units 22/24/25, Cardiff Workshops, Lewis Road, East Moors, Cardiff CF1 5EG. Tel: 01222 496321
Advice on micro-organism contamination of metalworking fluids.
Coolant Filtration Specialist, 1 Hole Street, Ashington, West Sussex RH20 3DE. Tel: 019023 892569
Consultancy and advice on all aspects of metalworking fluid management.
Technology Centre, Melton Mowbray, Leics LE13 OPB. Tel: 01664 501501.
Frontier House, 59 Thistleton Road, Market Overton, Rutland, Leics LE13 7PP. Tel: 01572 767772
Advice on micro-organism contamination of metalworking fluids.