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Labelling is key for new breed of emulsifiers
Labelling is key for new breed of emulsifiers

Emulsifiers, along with corrosion inhibitors, are the most commonly used additives in metalworking fluids. They represent 23% of metalworking additives, about 140,000 tonnes per year out of a global additive consumption of 600,000 tonnes per year, according to Kline & Co. At F+L Week 2016 in Singapore, Claude-Emmanuel Hédoire, technical marketing manager for lubricants and metalworking fluids at Solvay, based in Paris, outlined the main challenge for emulsifiers today. Formulators must balance the needs of performance, regulation and economics. Hédoire addressed how Solvay has approached developing an emulsifier that satisfies all three needs.

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