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The newest technologies and the latest trends on lubricants and greases across all sectors. 

  • 03/04/2019 Sustainability with formaldehyde-free and boron-free products

    FORMALDEHYDE-FREE Formaldehyde is a colourless gas that has a distinctive and irritating odour. It is an example of a volatile organic compound from the wider group of aldehydes. Exposure to this substance over the short and long term can be harmful to health if the correct precautions are not taken during use. That is why it is also important to always consult all safety information before using a chemical substance. To completely rule out exposure to formaldehyde, Unil Lubricants has done its utmost to optimise its metal processing formulas to a variant which no longer requires the addition of formaldehyde. During the development of the new formulas, it was crucially important to reta...

  • 03/04/2019 Prevention is better than the cure

    The formation of fungi and bacteria in the emulsion bath is the worst nightmare for metal processing machines. By taking the necessary precautions with the help of Unil Lubricants, you can outsmart bacteria formation and save yourself a lot of time, money and worry. Do you do your own testing? Firstly, it is important to always add the right quantity (at least 5%) of metal processing fluid to the water in the emulsion bath. This gives optimum protection to parts and machine components against the formation of fungi, bacteria and/or corrosion. You can keep your cooling lubricant in perfect condition by checking its condition every week. This only takes a minute and can be incorporated ...

  • 23/01/2018 Boron-free alternatives

    Our R&D department is continuously in search of innovative formulas for metal processing fluids to limit the impact on the environment to the extent possible. We have therefore developed a new range of boron-free oils to be able to offer a sustainable product portfolio. We can now offer a boron-free alternative emulsion for just about any metalworking process. Safecut AERO 400 is a boron-free, semi-synthetic micro-emulsion that is suitable for turning, sawing, milling and drilling stainless steel and aluminium. Although this soluble oil was specially developed for the aviation industry, the product can also be used for all difficult processes with these metals. And especially for proc...

  • 29/11/2017 Ideal lubrication for agricultural vehicles

    The latest technological developments among agricultural vehicles have resulted in higher-performance engines in recent years, that with lower fuel consumption have less impact on the environment. Together with the every-increasingly stringent standards imposed by manufacturers of engines and transmissions, these developments go hand in hand with a real evolution in the use of lubricants in agricultural vehicles. STOU is gradually disappearing In line with tradition, STOU (Super Tractor Universal Oil) was often used for the lubrication of tractors. This universal oil was used for the lubrication of the engine, the transmission and all hydraulic systems. The motive behind this was the res...

  • 19/06/2017 Metal processing with soft water

    The authorities are increasingly urging businesses to collect rainwater and re-use it for sanitary facilities, maintenance work, as a buffer, etc. Surplus buffer water can, however, also offer economically attractive options. We have accordingly succeeded in developing a new metal processing fluid that mixes perfectly with rainwater without extra foaming. Safecut 209 NT SX ensures less wastage so is also good for the environment. In 2013 the Flemish authorities introduced a regulation that made the collection of rainwater compulsory for new builds by both private individuals and companies (depending on the surface area of the new construction). The regulation also includes the obligatio...

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