23 January 2013
By developing a completely new generation of bactericide-free cutting fluids, Henkel says it has succeeded in banishing the drawback of emulsions splitting in use and the related bad odor nuisance. Exposure to bacteri
Exposure to bacteria or bactericides represents a potential health hazard for employees, who may develop skin irritations or increased sensitisation after contact with them. Frequent changing of emulsions that have split is not only very costly but also puts an additional burden on the environment. Henkel offers a sustainable solution to this cutting fluid problem with the patented emulsifier technology of its Multan 71-2 products. After intensive development work, a microbiologically robust cutting fluid was formulated that not only contains no bactericides (such as formaldehyde splitters), but does not need any later addition of bactericides to keep it stable either.
The new product is suitable for many different kinds of machining from roughing to grinding.