Posted by Scot Wahl on Aug 1, 2020 10:43:00 AM

 SONGNOX® L570 complements SONGWON’s broad Aminic, Phenolic, Phosphite and Thioester antioxidant product range, further extending its breadth and depth. Aminic and Phenolic antioxidants retard oxidation in the oil by reacting with and stabilizing radicals produced in the lubricant; with Phosphite and Thioester antioxidants decomposing hydroperoxides.

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Topics: Lubricants, Technical Corner

Essential Additives for Longer Life Metalworking Fluids

Posted by Scot Wahl on Aug 22, 2018 11:19:22 AM

Kao Chemicals Europe provides key surfactant technology for modern metalworking formulations that are crucial for water miscible fluids.  Two additives provided by Kao, AKYPO® RO 50 VG and AKYPO® RO 90 VG, are co-emulsifiers and lime soap dispersants with long alkyl chains (C16-18) and a moderate to high degree of ethoxylation.

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Topics: Lubricants, Technical Corner

Hexion's Versatic™ Acid 10

Posted by Ted McClure on Jun 6, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Versatic™ Acid 10, also known as neodecanoic acid, is a versatile, multi-purpose saturated carboxylic acid, used in a variety of applications due to its unique structure and properties. Versatic Acid 10 is used widely in metalworking fluids, and as a corrosion inhibitor in other aqueous recirculating systems, such as engine coolants/antifreeze. Versatic Acid 10 can be used in place of or in conjunction with dodecanedioic, sebacic or isononanoic acid in numerous applications.

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Topics: Technical Corner, Acids

An Effective Non-Formaldehyde Release Biocide Combination

Posted by Ted McClure on Apr 11, 2018 11:35:29 AM

Are you ready to replace oxazolidines or triazines in your formulations?

Combining BIOBAN™ P-1487 and ROCIMA™ BT2S is an extremely versatile non-formaldehyde release solution effective in both synthetic and semi-synthetic metalworking fluids. Combinations including Bioban P-1487 at levels as low as 250 ppm can be effective in mitigating lachrymation concerns. The optimal ratio will ultimately depend on your individual formulation.

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Topics: Technical Corner

Need Preservatives for Your HI&I Applications?

Posted by Scot Wahl on Apr 6, 2018 10:49:13 AM

To provide effective antimicrobial activity in your aqueous formulations, the LANXESS Material Production Products Group has numerous chemistries to help preserve your products. LANXESS preservatives can be used in detergents, cleaners, floor polishes and waxes, and textiles. Sea-Land Chemical Company distributes these LANXESS preservatives for HI&I applications.

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Topics: HI&I, Technical Corner

It's Time for an Alternative - Mersolat H Series Surfactants

Posted by Ted McClure on Feb 2, 2018 1:17:47 PM

The recent shortage of AOS 40% surfactant in the market left many customers seeking answers -  don't get stuck next time, we have an alternative solution with added benefits you need to know about!

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Topics: Technical Corner, Surfactants

Extended Metalworking Fluid Life with Improved Formulating Capability

Posted by Ted McClure on Sep 27, 2017 1:13:54 PM


Environmental, health and safety (EH&S) regulations, new processes and equipment, and new materials, together with increased end-user focus on improving the cost efficiency and productivity of their operations, has significantly increased the complexity of the global metalworking fluids market.

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Topics: Lubricants, Technical Corner

Sasol NACOL® Ethers

Posted by Ted McClure on Sep 12, 2017 1:46:05 PM

Are you frustrated by the instability of d-limonene supply and pricing? Are the markets available to you limited by d-limonene’s low flash point, high VOC levels and sensitization potential? Sea-Land Chemical Company is now marketing the Nacol® brand of dialkyl ethers from Sasol Performance Chemicals. Sasol employs over 30,000 people in 33 countries and is currently building a large manufacturing complex in Lake Charles, LA. 

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Topics: HI&I, Technical Corner, Ethers