Metalworking Lubricant features vegetable-derived formula.

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Intended for severe hardened steel and stainless steel machining applications, EQO-PURE 452 includes extreme pressure additives to optimize tool life and part quality while eliminating foaming and staining. Vegetable-based, water-soluble micro-emulsion fluid offers bioresistant qualities and provides corrosion control for ferrous metals. Applications include boring, deep-hole drilling, gun drilling, reaming, roll forming, tapping, and threading.

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QualiChem Introduces Vegetable-Derived Metalworking Lubricant Designed to Provide Highest Possible Lubricity in a Water-Based Fluid

SALEM, Va. — QualiChem, a rapidly growing manufacturer of metalworking fluids, today announced the introduction of EQO-PURE 452, a new vegetable-based water-soluble lubricant for severe hardened steel and stainless steel machining applications.

EQO-PURE 452 is a heavy-duty vegetable-derived micro-emulsion fluid with extreme pressure additives formulated to improve tool life and part quality while eliminating foaming and staining. EQO-PURE 452 is designed for use in many applications that previously used straight oil, including boring, deep-hole drilling, gun drilling, reaming, roll forming, tapping and threading.

“This new synthesized vegetable-based lubricant is the highest performing water-based metalworking fluid on the market,” said Mike Forest, QualiChem director of metalworking. “It offers the performance of a vegetable oil without the heavy residues and emulsion instability found in other products. EQO-PURE 452 forms a stable emulsion and runs exceptionally clean, offering unmatched tool life and long service life. It’s proven to give unsurpassed machining performance while maintaining hydrolytic stability.”

EQO-PURE 452 is formulated for use on ferrous or non-ferrous metals where high levels of boundary and extreme-pressure lubrication are required. It provides excellent corrosion control for ferrous metals and machine tools. Its bioresistant qualities result in long fluid life in both central systems and individual sumps without biocides.

QualiChem’s metalworking fluids are available through a worldwide network of more than 50 distributors. The company offers a broad selection of fluids for all types of metalworking applications. QualiChem provides extensive technical support for customers in selecting the right product to solve specific metalworking challenges. QualiChem also offers customized laboratory support services for trend analysis and troubleshooting.

About QualiChem

Established in 1989 with headquarters in Salem, Va., QualiChem is the fastest-growing fluids manufacturer in the metalworking industry. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes synthetic, semi-synthetic and soluble cutting and grinding fluids, straight oils, metal cleaners and corrosion preventatives. QualiChem is a quality-focused ISO 9001:2008 company and a zero-discharge facility. The company is privately held. For more information, visit


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QualiChem Metalworking Fluids


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