Metalworking Fluids

Prevent contamination of your metalworking fluids

Metalworking Fluids

Left untreated, metalworking fluids can become contaminated with microorganisms. Build-up of bacteria and fungi can cause foul odors, and lead to slime and biofilm that clogs filters and can cause corrosion. Microbial contamination can also lead to split emulsions, pH drift, and other reductions in fluid performance parameters such as lubricity or cooling.

An effective biocide treatment plan is essential to help prevent contamination of your metalworking fluids. We offer a broad range of highly effective products suitable for either tankside or concentrate application which will protect your products from microbial attack, biofilms formation mycobacteria growth and other issues.

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Product Name Active Ingredient Features & Benefits
KATHON™ 886 MW CMIT / MIT
  • Cost effective
  • Broad spectrum protection, including efficacy against bacteria, mycobacteria and fungi
  • Does not release or contain formaldehyde
DOWICIL™ 75 WSB CTAC
  • Highly effective against bacteria
  • Convenient water-soluble bag format for easy dosing and safe handling
BIOBAN™ DB20 DBNPA
  • Fast acting bactericide
  • Effective in combination with isothiazolinones
  • Not a formaldehyde donor
BIOBAN™ IPBC-40
BIOBAN™ IPBC-40LE
IPBC
  • Broad spectrum fungicide
  • Available in ultra-low VOC “LE” format
  • Can be used to stabilize MIT/OIT in concentrate
  • Not a formaldehyde donor
DOWICIDE™ 25L
DOWICIDE™ A
NaOPP
  • Broad spectrum protection
  • Not a formaldehyde donor
KATHON™ 893 MW OIT
  • Broad spectrum fungicide
  • Long lasting protection
  • Not a formaldehyde donor
KORDEK™ LX 5000 MIT
  • Globally approved and available
  • Highly effective against bacteria and mycobacteria
  • Long lasting protection
  • Not a formaldehyde donor
ROCIMA™ BT 2S BIT
  • Long lasting protection against bacteria
  • Works well in combination
  • Not a formaldehyde donor
BIOBAN™ P-1487 Nitromorpholine
  • Highly effective against bacteria and fungi
  • Partitions between oil and water phase, providing protection at oil/water interface
  • Works well in combinations
  • Long lasting protection
DOWICIDE™ 1E OPP
  • Broad spectrum protection, including efficacy against mycobacteria
  • Temperature and pH stable
  • Long lasting protection
  • Not a formaldehyde donor

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