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Metal Cleaning

Metal cleaning is important for the removal of dirt, lubricants, particulates and fluids that accumulate on metal surfaces during the metalworking processes. The metal cleaning formulations can include alkaline, synthetic, emulsion, detergent, and acidic products. For use in spray, immersion and vibratory cleaning systems. To ensure the successful formulation for this application a broad range of characteristics including, low foaming, electrolyte tolerance, wetting and emulsification are required.


Metal cleaning components provided by Lankem can provide all the key characteristics required in the formulation of systems for a broad range of applications. These products are based on phosphate esters and fatty alcohol ethoxylates/alkoxylates.

  • BioLoop 56L, BioLoop 68L, BioLoop 84L, BioLoop RPS56L, BioLoop RPS68L and BioLoop RPS84L are biobased surfactants that can be used as lubricating additives in the formulation of synthetic metalworking fluids where they offer lubricity and dispersion characteristics in combination with low foaming properties. The BioLoop products can also be used in the formulation of biobased metal cleaning formulations.


  • Lanphos PE35 and Lanphos PE36 phosphate esters provide corrosion protection for ferrous metals and aluminium for soluble oil and semi-synthetic metalworking fluids.


  • Lansurf AE107 and Lansurf AE37 are highly effective nonionic emulsifiers using the formulation of soluble oils and semi-synthetic metalworking fluids. It is particularly suited to the emulsification of mineral oils and ester-based lubricants.

  • Lansurf AEP63 and Lansurf AEP66 are used in systems where good wetting and detergency is required along with the need to have low foam characteristics.

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