Lubricants & Metalworking Fluids
ABITEC manufactures base fluids and performance enhancing additives for lubricant and metalworking fluid applications. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you formulate a wide range of lubricating oils and greases, as well as metalworking fluids, metal cleaners and rinse aids, especially if you looking to develop products that offer the benefits of low eco-toxicity.
Formulators of industrial and commercial lubricants are increasingly turning to synthetic base fluids and natural oils when they need to develop new products for particular applications or markets. ABITEC is well positioned to help with this as we have extensive experience developing and manufacturing materials typically used as Group V base fluids, including synthetic esters, natural oils, polyalkylene glycols (PAGs), and amides.
Surfactants & Emulsifiers
Water-based metalworking fluids are better at cooling the tool-workpiece interface and at flushing away chips in the case of metal cutting operations. However, water presents complications and it can be very tricky to formulate an effective, long-lasting fluid that can be disposed of properly when it has reached the end of its useful life. ABITEC Corporation is uniquely qualified to help solve this problem due to our technical and manufacturing expertise in a wide variety of additive and base fluid chemistries.
With the growing focus on energy efficiency and global warming, more attention is being paid to the role that effective lubrication can play to overcome this deficit. As a result, automobile manufacturers are increasingly recommending “thinner” engine oils and many industrial machinery OEMs are specifying lower viscosity lubricants. For this reason, friction modifiers are increasingly used by lubricant formulators to help reduce friction in engine oils and lubricants.
Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL)
ABITEC Corporation has many years of experience developing and manufacturing highly refined, specialty esters from natural triglycerides and oils such as coconut and palm. If you are looking to develop metalworking fluids for MQL applications, ABITEC should be your first contact.