Materials and chemicals
Materials and chemicals used across the manufacturing and process industries. Includes raw materials, gases, liquids, lubricants, packaging materials and cleaning agents.
Product & Service Resources
Master Chemical | Fri, 6 Dec 2013
This technical bulletin from Master Chemical explains how pH and alkalinity work hand-in-hand to dictate some metalworking fluid characteristics.
Q8Oils | Mon, 2 Dec 2013
This case study describes how Waverley Brownall is using cutting oils such as Q8 Baroni XCIH to help reduce costs and downtime and increase sump life.
Broder Metals Group | Thu, 28 Nov 2013
Broder Metals Group has recommended that manufacturers of fasteners and fixings should prepare for a potential shortage of large-diameter bars of Alloy T41. The alloy is suitable for use in the production of fasteners and fixings for the energy production and oil and gas industries, particularly in Europe.
Q8Oils | Thu, 28 Nov 2013
Q8 Baroni XGPH from Q8Oils is a multipurpose, semi-synthetic, water-mix cutting fluid with synthetic lubricity enhancers designed for medium- to difficult-duty machining.
Ronacrete | Wed, 27 Nov 2013
Christ Church First School in Frome, Somerset, has created a sophisticated space for outdoor learning, which is surfaced in Ronacrete’s Ronadeck resin-bound surfacing.
Master Chemical | Tue, 26 Nov 2013
Because of the nature of metalworking fluids and the environment in which they are used, a certain amount of microbiological growth is inevitable. So the question is not ‘how do I run a system where there is no microbiological growth?’ (or growth below some arbitrary level) but rather ‘how do I control the microbiological growth below a level where it causes a problem?’ This technical article from Master Chemical addresses this question.
Q8Oils | Fri, 22 Nov 2013
Q8 Baroni XGF is a low-oil, semi-synthetic, water-soluble cutting and grinding fluid free from chlorine and sulphur additives. The oil content allows sufficient lubrication for grinding applications.
Master Chemical | Thu, 21 Nov 2013
As this bulletin from Master Chemical explains, for a metalworking fluid to perform one of its key functions — to provide in-process corrosion prevention — it is critical that the fluid leaves a corrosion-resistant (residue) coating. Therefore, the question is not ‘does the fluid leave a residue?’ but rather ‘is the residue objectionable?’
Q8Oils | Mon, 18 Nov 2013
Q8 Baroni XCIS is a semi-synthetic, water-mix fluid for the general machining of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. It is designed for use in modern high-flow machining centres.
Master Chemical | Mon, 18 Nov 2013
After more than 50 years in the industry, Master Chemical has found that the cause of a corrosion problem can frequently be traced to a relatively short list of reasons
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MacDermid Autotype video article
MacDermid Autotype is a world-leading industrial manufacturer of coated films and blended liquids for use in the printing, automotive and electronics industries. Founded in 1868, Autotype draws from its wealth of history embracing leading-edge technology combined with exceptional ...