Houghton introduces new semi-synthetic metal removal fluid

Houghton International has launched a new semi-synthetic metal removal fluid platform based on a new technology for machining and grinding that provides significant performance and environmental benefits.

HOCUT 4440, the first product introduced from the new platform, is formulated for the automotive, general machining and grinding markets for use with ferrous metals such as cast iron, ductile iron, and steels. Extensive field testing has also shown HOCUT 4440 to provide excellent cooling for titanium grinding operations, the company said.

The new semi-synthetic platform also has an excellent EHS profile. It is free of boron, formaldehyde releasing agents, secondary amines, chlorine, phenols, and nitrites, according to Houghton International.

“We are pleased to introduce this new platform for advanced metal removal fluids that provides a step-change in operating performance as well as reduced environmental impact,” said Dave Slinkman, senior vice president of global research and technology for Houghton.

“This new technology will support higher productivity, lower cost of operations and EHS compliance across a wide range of industries, starting with HOCUT 4440 for the automotive and related industries.”

Houghton International is a global leader in delivering advanced metalworking fluids and services for the automotive, aerospace, metals, mining, machinery, offshore and beverage industries. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Houghton operates research, manufacturing and office locations in 33 countries around the world.