Oil-Free Protein Based Metalworking Fluids
Eberbach, Germany, October 30, 2014. With its latest invention, GELITA AG is paving the way for the production of high-performance, oil-free cooling lubricants, which are completely free from allergens and toxic substances. Instead of conventional oil, functional proteins ensure that metal-processing can be carried out smoothly. A further advantage is that unwanted oily residues are avoided.
GELITA initially tested the development of the protein-based substance for practicability in its own workshops in Eberbach, Minden and Memmingen. Numerous cooling lubricant producers are currently testing how the protein solution works for use in their own products. In close collaboration with GELITA developers, the components are being integrated into specific recipes. Volker Sigmund, Head of Maintenance in Eberbach, is optimistic: "The key advantages are obvious - NOVOTEC® CL 800 is biologically degradable and does not form an annoying oil film on the processed surface, and all that with better cooling lubricant performance. A truly clean solution."
The GELITA Group is the world's leading manufacturer of collagen proteins, with 21 plants across all continents. In particular, products include gelatines for the production of food,pharmaceutical products and technical applications as well as collagen peptides for producing health products for joint complaints, weight reduction and cosmetics. The GELITA Group is headquartered in Eberbach, Germany. In 2013, the group of companies earned revenue of around 709 million euros with more than 2,500 employees, thus securing their leading position on the global market.
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