Polymeric Emulsion Corrosion Protection Cold Forming Lubricant - Freiborne Industries, Inc Polymeric Emulsion Corrosion Protection Cold Forming Lubricant - Freiborne Industries, Inc

Product Type: Formlube 47
   

FORMLUBE 47 is a polymeric emulsion designed as a lubricant for the cold forming of ferrous and nonferrous materials.

The next generation of cold forming/drawing polymer lubricants Formlube 47 provides the same benefits as Formlubes 45 and 46 series with a few new tricks. Formlube 47 contains a unique additive package that provides both increase corrosion resistance of the film as well as added lubricity. Formulated to be ammonia free it is more pH stable than its predecessors. Formlube 47 works in cold forming, impact extrusion, drawing, and stamping operations.

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FORMLUBE 47 is a polymeric emulsion designed as a lubricant for the cold forming of ferrous and nonferrous materials.

Product Features:
• Provides exceptional tank life
• Very low consumption rates compared to traditional cold forming lubricants
• Eliminates dusting issues associated with soap-based cold forming lubricants
• Contains a unique additive package that provides better corrosion protection and more lubricity than the FORMLUBE 45 and 46 series lubricants.
• Contains no ammonia or other volatile components
• May be applied by dipping, brushing or spraying over a carrier coating on the metal
surface

FORMLUBE 47 must be continuously circulated while operating and when the tank is sitting idle. Formlube 47 is not corrosive and can be used with high temperature plastic, mild steel, and stainless steel equipment. Covering the Formlube 47 lubricant tank while not in use will prevent detrimental contamination of the lubricant as well as aid in maintaining the pH of the process solution. When heating the Formlube 47 solution it is recommended that a heating system providing a low interface temperature be used. Often times steam supplied heat exchangers will produce too much heat at the interface point “burning” the polymer solution. A hot liquid (180oF or less liquid temperature) heating media is recommended for use in the heat exchangers. Ask your Freiborne representative for simple cost effective heating solution for our polymer series of lubricants.

Formlube 47, as supplied, has approximately 16 % solids by weight. The usual operating concentration is 3 to 4% solids for cold heading and 4 to 6% solids for impact extrusion. Dilute Formlube 47 with soft, but not softened, water (chloride salts used in water softeners should not be used). Add Formlube 47, with stirring, to achieve the desired solids level according to the following calculation:

Formlube 47 may be used at ambient temperature, but heating (not to exceed 130°F) is recommended to facilitate drying.

Emulsion stability must be protected by maintaining a clean rinse before the FORMLUBE 47. Contamination from acids, bases, and metal salts should be avoided. A hot water rinse (180oF) prior to treatment with Formlube 47 is recommended to facilitate drying.

If the FORMLUBE 47 treatment tank is not going to be used for a period of time it is
recommended that the solution still be circulated on a frequent basis, the pH of the product should be maintained, and a Freiborne approved biocide be added to prevent bacterial growth from destroying the polymer emulsion.

Stirring of the material before use is recommended. Containers should be kept closed, and protected from freezing during storage. Allowing the material to be stored below 50oF can permanently destroy the product emulsion rendering it useless.

pH
Solution pH should be maintained between 8.5 and 9.5 with NEUTRALIZER 37 and
NEUTRALIZER 39C. The amount of NEUTRALIZER 37 or NEUTRALIZER 39C to be added can be determined by the following method. If the pH is at or, close to, the control limits it should be adjusted to ensure that the Formlube 47 bath does not become unusable. Allowing the pH to operate outside the control limits can result in the emulsified polymeric lubricants splitting out of solution and can be irreparable.

To adjust the pH first determine if the pH of the bath needs to increase or decrease. If the
pH is close to 8.5 it needs to increase (NEUTRALIZER 37). If the pH is close to 9.5 it should be decreased (NEUTRALIZER 39C).

Dilute NEUTRALIZER 37 or NEUTRALIZER 39C approximately 4 parts water to 1 part
Neutralizer prior to adding it to the tank. To increase the pH by 0.1 add ½ a gallon of
NEUTRALIZER 37 for every 1000 gallons of working volume in the tank. To decrease the pH by 0.1 add ½ a gallon of NEUTRALIZER 39 C for every 1000 gallons of working volume in the tank.

% Solids

The concentration of FORMLUBE 47-16 may be determined by the following method:

1. Weigh a small aluminum weighing dish on an analytical balance with accuracy to 1/10,000th g (0.1mg). Record the weight as “A”.

2. Pipet 5 mL of stirred FORMLUBE 47-16 solution into the dish and re-weigh the dish and solution. Record this weight as “B”.

3. Place the dish in an oven for 1½ hours at a constant temperature of 120°C (248°F). Allow it to cool and then re-weigh the di sh and the remaining solid. Record this weight as “C”.

To increase the percent solids by 0.1% add 6 gallons of Formlube 47 for every 1000 gallons of working volume in the tank.

Additional Information

Temp Range

ambient-140

Substrate

Carbon Steel, Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Copper/Brass

Applications

Drawing, Stamping, Extrusion

Product Type

Lubricant

Product Line

Formlube

Method

Spray or Immersion

  • Provides exceptional tank life
  • Very low consumption rates compared to traditional cold forming lubricants
  • Eliminates dusting issues associated with soap-based cold forming lubricants
  • Contains a unique additive package that provides better corrosion protection and lubricity than the FORMLUBE 45 and 46 series lubricants
  • Contains no ammonia or other volatile components
  • May be applied by dipping, brushing or spraying over a carrier coating on the metal surface

FORMLUBE 47 must be continuously circulated while operating and when the tank is sitting idle. FORMLUBE 47 is not corrosive and can be used with high temperature plastic, mild steel, and stainless steel equipment. Covering the FORMLUBE 47 lubricant tank while not in use will prevent detrimental contamination of the lubricant as well as aid in maintaining the pH of the process solution. When heating the FORMLUBE 47 solution it is recommended that a heating system providing a low interface temperature be used. Often times steam supplied heat exchangers will produce too much heat at the interface point “burning” the polymer solution. A hot liquid (180°F or less liquid temperature) heating media is recommended for use in the heat exchangers. Ask your Freiborne representative for simple cost effective heating solution for our polymer series of lubricants.

FORMLUBE 47, as supplied, has approximately 16% solids by weight. The usual operating concentration is 3 to 4% solids for cold heading and 4 to 6% solids for impact extrusion. Dilute FORMLUBE 47 with soft, but not softened, water (chloride salts used in water softeners should not be used). Add FORMLUBE 47, with stirring, to achieve the desired solids level according to the following calculation:


Therefore, to build up a 4000 gallon tank to 4% solids with Formlube 47 the calculation would be:

FORMLUBE 47 may be used at ambient temperature, but heating (not to exceed 130°F) is recommended to facilitate drying.

Emulsion stability must be protected by maintaining a clean rinse before the FORMLUBE 47. Contamination from acids, bases, and metal salts should be avoided. A hot water rinse (180°F) prior to treatment with FORMLUBE 47 is recommended to facilitate drying.

If the FORMLUBE 47 treatment tank is not going to be used for a period of time it is recommended that the solution still be circulated on a frequent basis, the pH of the product should be maintained, and a Freiborne approved biocide be added to prevent bacterial growth from destroying the polymer emulsion.

Stirring of the material before use is recommended. Containers should be kept closed, and protected from freezing during storage. Allowing the material to be stored below 50°F canpermanently destroy the product emulsion rendering it useless.

pH
Solution pH should be maintained between 8.5 and 9.5 with NEUTRALIZER 37 and NEUTRALIZER 39C. The amount of NEUTRALIZER 37 or NEUTRALIZER 39C to be added can be determined by the following method. If the pH is at or, close to, the control limits it should be adjusted to ensure that the FORMLUBE 47 bath does not become unusable. Allowing the Ph to operate outside the control limits can result in the emulsified polymeric lubricants splitting out of solution and can be irreparable.

To adjust the pH first determine if the pH of the bath needs to increase or decrease. If the pH is close to 8.5 it needs to increase (NEUTRALIZER 37). If the pH is close to 9.5 it should be decreased (NEUTRALIZER 39C).

Calculations:
pH of tank                                        =A
Desired pH of the tank                   =B
Working volume in the tank         =C
pH < 9.0: Volume NEUTRALIZER 37= (B-A) x C x 0.005
pH > 9.0: Volume NEUTRALIZER 39C= (A-B) x C x 0.005

Dilute the NEUTRALIZER 37 or NEUTRALIZER 39C approximately 4 parts water to 1 part NEUTRALIZER prior to adding it to the tank. To increase the pH by 0.1 add 1/2 a gallon of NEUTRALIZER 37 for every 1000 gallons of working volume in the tank. To decrease the pH by 0.1 add 1/2 a gallon of NEUTRALIZER 39C for every 1000 gallons of working volume in the tank.

% Solids
The concentration of FORMLUBE 47-16 may be determined by the following method:

1. Weigh a small aluminum weighing dish on an analytical balance with accuracy to 1/10,000th g (0.1mg). Record the weight as “A”.

2. Pipet 5 mL of stirred FORMLUBE 47-16 solution into the dish and re-weigh the dish and solution. Record this weight as “B”.

3. Place the dish in an oven for 1 1/2 hours at a constant temperature of 120°C (248°F). Allow it to cool and then re-weigh the dish and the remaining solid. Record this weight as “C”.

Calculations:
Weight of the solid material =C-A
Weight of the FORMLUBE 47-16 sample B-A

To increase the percent solids by 0.1% add 6 gallons of FORMLUBE 47 for every 1000 gallons of working volume in the tank.

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