Straight Oils suit severe cutting and grinding operations.

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Derived from carefully selected vegetable base stocks, and augmented to provide optimized viscosity, lubricity, and oxidative stability, EQO-MAX Series is developed for severe cutting and grinding on stainless steels, titanium, and other exotic alloys in demanding industrial sectors like aerospace parts and medical devices. Oils totally eliminate foaming when running in high-pressure coolant delivery systems at 1,000 psi or higher.

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QualiChem Introduces New Low-Viscosity Vegetable-Based Straight Oils for Severe Cutting and Grinding Operations

SALEM, Va. – QualiChem, the fastest-growing manufacturer of metalworking fluids in North America, today announced the introduction of a new family of premium low-viscosity vegetable-based straight oils.

The new-technology in EQO-MAX series straight oils is derived from carefully selected base stocks, augmented by QualiChem’s formulatory expertise, to provide optimized viscosity, lubricity, oxidative stability and high-pressure performance. They have been developed specifically for severe cutting and grinding applications on stainless steels, titanium and other exotic alloys machined in demanding industrial sectors like aerospace parts and medical devices.

Naturally occurring vegetable oils typically have viscosities around 35-38 cSt. In order to get a vegetable-based lubricant in the range of 8-10 cSt, QualiChem chemists searched non-traditional metalworking supply channels and found a synthesized vegetable base stock that is well suited for the lower viscosity needs of today’s high-speed and high-pressure machines. The key in selecting the appropriate base stock is to find one that has a combination of excellent thermal and oxidative stability, high flash point, low viscosity and low odor. The vegetable-derived ester chosen for EQO-MAX 714 delivers these properties at optimized values for high-temperature metalworking applications.

The EQO-MAX premium oils totally eliminate foaming when running in modern high-pressure coolant delivery systems at 1,000 psi or higher.

“Our new generation EQO-MAX low-viscosity vegetable-derived straight oils provide a rapid return on investment by reducing coolant usage rates, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity,” said Mike Forest, QualiChem Director of Metalworking. “And since vegetable oil is a naturally renewable resource, it is more environmentally friendly.”

QualiChem will feature its full range of metalworking fluids in Booth N-7227 in the North Pavilion at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), including live demonstrations of QualiChem’s no-foam water-based fluids in an operating high-pressure delivery system.

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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Mike Grimes

QualiChem Metalworking Fluids


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