Henkel launches mineral-based cutting lubricant for alloys

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 June 2004




(2004), "Henkel launches mineral-based cutting lubricant for alloys", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 56 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilt.2004.01856cad.001



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Henkel launches mineral-based cutting lubricant for alloys

Henkel launches mineral-based cutting lubricant for alloys

Keywords: Minerals, Cutting, Lubricants, Alloys

An advanced mineral oil-based cutting lubricant Multan 97-10 D, specially designed for aluminium and ferrous metal machining, has been launched by Henkel Technologies (Surface Technologies division) to add to its Polyaquasol range of cutting fluids.

The new lubricant has been developed especially for ease of machining and to prevent discolouration of aluminum alloys. Its surface-friendly properties make it suitable for reaming, tapping, thread milling, drilling, circular and plain grinding plus other forming operations across an extensive selection of materials. Improved surface finishing means it can be used with all aluminium alloys and non-ferrous metals, high alloy steel, construction and HS-steel, and cast iron.

Multan 97-10 D is a water-miscible cutting fluid free from boron, sulphur and phosphorous. Its patented emulsifier system offers users a high level of bacterial stability through the use of top quality raw materials. The emulsion is finely dispersed during forming operations ensuring that it runs off the machined parts quickly due to the low drag-out rate. However, a higher concentration may be required during metal forming. Measuring equipment, tool holders and machine tools remain free from any sticky deposits.

To achieve a much higher economy than traditional cutting lubricants, Henkel has designed Multan to provide significantly lower fill and top-up concentrations: typically 5-8 percent fill, 0.5-1.5 percent top-up. Low foaming is another benefit for users particularly in very soft water areas. However, where Dl water is used a variant of the product, Multan 97-10, is recommended.

The use of Multan is particularly valid in the aerospace and automotive industries or where surface quality, extended tool life and economy are required.

For full technical specifications and further information, contact: Henkel Technologies – Surface Technologies, Featherstone House, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill South, Milton Keynes MK12 5TH, UK. Tel:+44 (0) 1908 313344; Fax:+44 (0) 1908 313312.

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