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WHY VANISHING OIL IS NOT THE IDEAL SOLUTION TO PRODUCE CLEAN, DRY PRESSINGS.



When a pressings manufacturer’s customer requires oil free pressings, the typical choice is wash, or select a vanishing/evaporative oil for the task.


The decision to use vanishing oil is driven purely on having a finished component, where most of  the oil has evaporated, before delivery to the customer.


Whilst this choice of lubricant reduces the amount of residual oil on  pressings, it usually means a compromise on lubricant performance.


This lack of performance can cause serious shortcomings, in quality, reduced tool life and increased costs.


There is a much better way to achieve oil free pressings and still select the best metal forming lubricant for the application. IRMCO OIL Free Metal Forming Lubricants.


The graph above compares the difference between IRMCO products and traditional oil type stamping/metal forming lubricants.


The more demanding the metal forming operation, then a thicker or more viscous traditional oil product is required.

 

The reason for this is quite simple. Oil thins down when heated during metal forming. So you need a thick starting oil, to have enough lubrication, at the critical point of work.


Apply an oil that evaporates easily and you can compromise the ability to properly lubricate the metal forming process.


IRMCO products do not require a thick starting viscosity. When heat is applied in the forming process, the IRMCO high solid polymers, (HSP) thicken up and attach to the metal surfaces, creating a friction reducing film barrier.


The (HSP) maintains a protective barrier and allows the tool to stretch and form metal, without splitting or metal pick up. This unique chemistry gives IRMCO Fluids exceptional performance, during the most demanding metal forming operations.


All IRMCO products are applied in a thin coating. When the component is completed, we have minimal residue of non- oil lubricant. A true OIL-FREE pressing.


So if your customer requires oil free pressings, dry finished components and the ability to weld without washing, there is only one choice - IRMCO Non-Oil Metal Forming Lubricants.


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