• 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 »

  • Is die cooling an important property of a die lubricant?

    While die cooling is an intrinsic property of many die lubricants, it is not the most important property. For some applications a lot of cooling... Read More »

  • Can die lubricants contribute to gas porosity in the casting?

    Gas porosity can occur when the turbulence of the molten metal traps gas inside the casting. Excess die lubricant can create more gases in the... Read More »

  • How can die lubricants improve my productivity?

    Die lubricants that are designed to rapidly cool and adhere to the die surface form a protective film that prevents solder and provides... 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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