Freiborne Success Stories

FreiGuard 313

In an effort to provide a cleaner, easier to use, and more cost effective corrosion inhibitor, Freiborne developed the FreiGuard 313 as a replacement for a traditional water emulsifiable corrosion inhibitor in a tube mill. Benefits realized from converting to the FreiGuard 313 were:

  • Tripled the corrosion inhibitor bath life
  • Reduced waste treatment costs associated with the corrosion inhibitor tank
  • Cleaner work environment due to no oil dripping on the floor
  • 75% reduction in tank cleanout time
  • Lower cost of operation

Formlube 407

A cold forming operation was using a percholorethylene and wax combination as a lubricant over a conversion coating for numerous aluminum forming applications.  Cost of this type of lubricant layer were excessively high due to the highly regulated nature of the perchloroethylene solvent and high scrap rates. This stemmed from difficulty in controlling the consistency of the solvent/wax lubricant coating.  Freiborne developed the Formlube 407 as a water-based replacement for the perchloroethylene/wax combination.  When used over Freiborne’sFormcoat 7 conversion coating the Formlube 407 was capable of providing the lubrication needed for the difficulttosevere forming applications.  Applied over shot blasted or bare aluminum, the Formlube 407 will perform in light to medium duty extrusions without the need for the Formcoat conversion coating.  Benefits include:

  • Labor cost reduction
  • Reduction of applications steps and improved throughput
  • Elimination of highly regulated perchloroethylene solvent
  • Reduced scrap rates
  • Increased tool life

Freibond T200

Many pretreatment lines experience interruptions or stoppages during regular production operations causing “flash rust”. A secondary process is required to remove this oxidation; resulting is increased processing time and cost while reducing throughput. Freiborne developed Freibond T200 to provide a single chemical paint pretreatment solution to the flash rust issue.