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Metaclean™ NEC-50

Metaclean™ NEC-50 is a special additive designed to be used in conjunction with the Lubricool™ range of copper wire drawing lubricants. Metaclean™ NEC-50 has two functions; to break apart insoluble copper soaps and 'tighten' the emulsion improving stability, cleanliness and detergency.

Cool-Tek™ 250

A manufacturer of galvanised steel sections was using an off-the-shelf, semi-synthetic metal working fluid at 10% to lubricate their rollforming process. The operators were having to manually drying the sections after forming. Despite the drying they were still getting white rust when the sections were stacked.

Alumol™ 145

A Hungarian customer had a history of using Alumol™ 145 for drawing a mixture of pure and alloy aluminium rod at 25-30 m/sec on Henrich rod breakdown machines with 4000L tanks.

Metalube® water-based steel roll-forming packages deliver new levels of performance at Top Tubes

Metalube®, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high performance lubricants and rust preventatives, has launched a unique and innovative range of products for the roll forming of ERW steel tube and pipe and roll-formed sections/profiles.

Top Tubes makes savings of 30% by switching to Metalube® products

Top Tubes Ltd of Wednesbury, UK, is a manufacturer of steel tubes and uses Metalube® compatible water-based tube manufacturing products.

Metaform™ passes the test with APS Metal Pressings Ltd

APS Metal Pressings Ltd is a world-leading manufacturer of precision metal pressings and metal stampings, based in Birmingham, UK.

Brandauer reap the benefts of Metaform™ cold metal forming lubricants

Brandauer are a leading independent high-precision metal component specialist based in the Midlands.

Another successful trial of Metaform™ W550EP

HT Brigham is a UK metal stamping supplier specialising in the manufacture of high volume metal pressings for numerous industries across the world.

Reduced wear and deposits, improved machine efficiency with Metaglass™ IS-220

Frigoglass Jebel Ali FZCO manufactures glass bottles and jars in the United Arab Emirates. The company serves large and multinational food and beverage companies, exporting to Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South Africa and South East Asia. Frigoglass can produce a wide range of glass containers, from 30ml to 1.5l, in White Flint, Amber and Emerald Green, with a monthly capacity of over one million units.

“Metaglass™ has reduced downtime and extended the life of our blades” Anil Kumar, Production Manager

JG is a producer off glass bottles based in Malaysia, running five M-Hart IS Machines. Following emulsion stability issues with their lubricant, Glasscut 106 by Lubetron, JG trialled Metalube® Metaglass™ SL-40 with the aim of improving stability while maintaining glass quality.

Space-grade superfine wire produced for NASA using Lubricool™ 318A

The superfine wire produced by Sarkuysan’s factory in Gebze, Turkey is approved by NASA and used in a number of their projects. Sarkuysan manufacture their superfine wire from plain and tinned copper down to 0.05mm using Lubricool™ 318A.


Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok, in Jakarta, is one of the busiest seaports in the region handling 50% of Indonesia's trans-shipment cargo traffic. Subjected to extreme environmental stresses, the equipment at the port is maintained by PT. Jasa Peralatan Pelabuhan Indonesia ("JPPI").