Increased Process Efficiency for the Die Casting Industry

February 19, 2010

Maisach, Germany – At the METEF 2010, in hall 8, stand C38 – D39, Chem-Trend will present its next generation Safety-Lube® branded die lubricants, as well as the latest plunger lubricant systems and plunger lubricants of the Power-Lube® line. Chem-Trend’s products for the die casting industry help customers to increase process efficiency and to bring down production costs. The newly developed products help to further reduce scrap rates in casting facilities and to measurably improve the quality of the casted products.

New die lubricants reduce cycle times

Safety-Lube® branded die lubricants have long been known as excellent products for the die casting industry. The latest generation of Safety-Lube® die lubricants allows the application of the die lubricant coating at higher temperatures. Since the mould surface does not have to cool down to the same extent as with traditional die lubricants, the use of the new Safety-Lube products reduces cycle times considerably. Moreover, Safety-Lube® die lubricants can be used at high temperatures without negative impact on the lubricant coating in middle and low temperature ranges. Their broader wetting capability ensures safe casting operations, even for non-homogeneously tempered casting moulds, preventing the adhesion of metal to mould.

Safety-Lube® products are for example used in the production of complex structural components. Since they leave behind only marginal residue in the casting structure, the new Safety-Lube® products are particularly well suited for the manufacture of castings which in the later process are being coated or joined by welding or gluing.

Next generation plunger lubricants

Chem-Trend’s Power-Lube® branded plunger lubricants help to extend shot component life and to reduce down times. The newly developed Power-Lube® 760 is a plunger lubricant with variable viscosity which helps to improve the quality of the casted products by ensuring an even mould filling. A further benefit is the “Micro-dosage plunger lubrication” by which a reduction of lubricant quantities of up to 50 percent can be achieved, lowering the lubrication costs significantly. Moreover, the application system helps to avoid contamination in the area of the shot component, making for a cleaner and safer working environment. In addition, Power-Lube® 760 minimizes flame- and smoke emissions at the casting machine.

Chem-Trend’s products are developed in close cooperation with customers and research institutions. Chem-Trend’s competence in the development and manufacturing of high quality products for the die casting industry, coupled with onsite consulting by their highly experienced sales technicians, helps to develop customized solutions in order to increase process efficiency and reduce production costs. At the METEF 2010 Chem-Trend’s experts will be available to answer individual questions on Chem-Trend’s products.

Chem-Trend – 50 Years of Release Innovation

Chem-Trend is a leading global manufacturer of process chemical specialties with a main focus on high-end mould release agents. Chem-Trend develops mould release agents used for the production of moulded components made of composites, rubber, thermoplastics, or polyurethane, die lubricants for application in the die casting industry, as well as purging compounds and inside and outside tyre paints. In addition, Chem-Trend manufactures specialized ancillary products, such as mould maintenance products, mould cleaners and mould sealers for the individual industries. Chem-Trend celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010.

Chem-Trend has manufacturing sites and sales offices around the globe. By means of a dedicated sales force and global distribution network, Chem-Trend reaches almost all geographic markets where significant levels of manufacturing take place. Chem-Trend’s global customers benefit from the long lasting experience of Chem-Trend’s experts in regard to the materials used in the different production processes, as well as from its comprehensive service network.

Since 2004, Chem-Trend has been part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a member of the Freudenberg Group of Companies based in Weinheim, Germany. In Germany, Chem-Trend has production sites in Norderstedt near Hamburg, and Maisach near Munich. Maisach is also home to the European headquarters, as well as the global product development for thermoplastic products. Chem-Trend’s global headquarters are located in Howell, Michigan, USA.

Safety-Lube® and Power Lube® are trademarks of Chem-Trend.

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