Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL)

Metalworking fluid formulators are continually challenged to develop fluids that last longer and can perform well on different metals.  At the same time, regulatory programs such as TSCA, REACH and GHS, are reducing the number of different base fluids and additives that formulators can use.  ABITEC Corporation offers synthetic esters designed for MQL fluids and other metalworking fluid applications where the formulator is striving to develop products that offer the benefits of excellent performance and low toxicity. 

Why MQL fluids?

Field performance data has demonstrated that in many cases, MQL systems result in improved tool life and surface finish compared to traditional flooded machining operations. Plus, MQL is a much easier, less capital intensive way to machine metal parts. There are no sumps to maintain, no need for biocides, and no concerns about foam and hard water deposits.

CAPLUBE® Synthetic Esters

ABITEC manufactures a line of base fluids for anyone looking to formulate MQL metalworking fluids. Our Caplube series of products provide the performance and low eco-toxicity that your manufacturing customers are looking for. ABITEC's MQL options come from naturally derived fats and oils and provide excellent lubricity on different operations and metals.

Product Name Product Description Viscosity cSt @ 40°C Viscosity cSt @ 100°C
Caplube G810

Glyceryl tricapylate/caprate



Caplube NPGC

Neopentyl glycol dicaprylate/caprate




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