There has been much discussion in the past few years about the elimination of the use of chlorinated lubricants in metalworking operations. In Europe, the EU has taken steps to eliminate chlorinated compounds from usage. There is increasing talk that Canada will implement a ban on chlorinated substances in the near future, but the actual details of the plan are still sketchy. In the US, the situation is still usually a decision of the customer.
We have encountered an increasing number of requests for products that do not contain chlorine. Along with the chlorine-free semi-synthetics and soluble oils we have developed to meet our customers' needs, we have also developed two non-chlorinated straight oil products.
These non-chlorinated straight oils Hamilube 1995-A and Hamilube 1995-B provide the same lubrication as our corresponding chlorinated products used in metal cutting applications such as milling, turning, drilling, tapping, reaming, boring, trepanning, broaching, etc. and utilize new additive technology.