Metalworking

Safe to use, non-misting metalworking fluids

In metal processing operations, metalworking fluids are used for various reasons such as heat removal, friction reduction, and to remove metal debris. 

Fast moving parts and tools, such as a high speed drill press, can lead to fine spattering of the metalworking fluid. Such a mist is undesirable because it contaminates the cutting tool and the air around the machine. It also represents a loss of the cutting fluid. Polymers can act as anti-misting additives by stabilizing the metalworking fluid during high speed operations.

Our Solutions

POLYOX™ Water-Soluble Polymers are anti-mist additives that help provide lubricity, and act as binders and rheology modifiers.

CELLOSIZE™

CELLOSIZE™

Benefits/Property
Rheology/ Viscosity; Water-solubility

Applications
Water-soluble thickener for aqueous compositions

POLYOX™

POLYOX™

Benefits/Property
Anti-mist; Very low toxicity; Rheology/ Viscosity; Water-solubility; Organo-solubility; Lubricity

Applications
Anti-mist additives; Lubricant; Rheology modifier

Your Applications

POLYOX™ Water-Soluble Polymers have been utilized for many years as effective anti-mist additives and lubricants in metal processing operations. POLYOX™ has very low toxicity and facilitates tailoring the rheology of many of these fluids. If the needs of your water based formulation are limited to only thickening, CELLOSIZE™ hydroxyethyl cellulose products provide the formulator with a broad range of choices.
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Dow and ChemPoint formed a strategic partnership in April 2014 to establish a new order, delivery and service model, specifically designed to meet customer needs in industrial applications, for CELLOSIZE™ hydroxyethyl cellulose polymers, ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers, METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers, POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers, and WALOCEL™ CRT products. Our collective goal is to enhance the customer experience by providing a higher degree of service and support powered by a dedicated technical marketing & sales team focused exclusively on Dow’s cellulosic and poly(ethylene oxide) offerings in industrial applications.

The industrial cellulosics team at ChemPoint acts as a fully-integrated extension of Dow and is always available to facilitate customer needs for product selection, technical support, order placement and fulfillment. In addition, our customers receive needed support from ChemPoint’s customer service and supply chain professionals to ensure on-time delivery and high service levels.