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  • Die Lubricants

    Die casters know that it is not possible to produce without the use of die lubricants (release agents). However, many die casters are unaware that... Read More »


  • How can we control the dilution ratio of die lubricants?

    The dilution ratio of die lubricants can be checked by using a LaMotte meter. A sample of the dilute die lubricants is placed in the instrument... Read More »

  • Can die lubricants contribute to smoke in a foundry?

    The main source of smoke is usually the plunger lubricant. These are usually organic compounds and there is a tendency to overfeed these... Read More »

  • Do die lubricants contribute to COD?

    COD stands for Chemical Oxygen Demand and all organic compounds create COD. In the case of die lubricants, typically a significant amount of the... Read More »

  • How does a die lubricant have to be treated in waste water systems?

    Water based die lubricants are typically emulsions of oils and other actives in water. The size of the emulsified particles is an important... Read More »

  • What kind of dilution system is recommended?

    Typically plants use either a centralized system (which serve a number of machines), or individual dilution tanks which are dedicated to one die... Read More »

  • What is the recommended quality of dilution water to be used with die lubricants?

    We suggest using soft water for diluting water-based die lubricants. Water with up to 100 ppm of total hardness has been used with no adverse... Read More »

  • Can silicone containing die lubricants affect the paintability of a casting?

    The paintability of a casting is more dependent on the efficiency of the cleaning process. Silicone containing die lubricants can be used to... Read More »

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