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METALUBE® was established in 1989 by Managing Director, David Lee. The company is headquartered in Irlam, Manchester, United Kingdom where it has a fully integrated lubricant manufacturing facility including state-of-the-art laboratories.

Today, METALUBE® is a manufacturer of speciality industrial lubricants. The business was built around the production of lubricants for drawing non-ferrous wire and tubes and our Lubricool™, Alumol™, andTubol™ products still remain a key part of the portfolio. OCG™, a range of protective greases for overhead line conductors is a more recent addition to the core product line, as well as , a range of metal cutting fluids.

METALUBE® lubricants are created and produced on site, in Manchester, by a highly experienced team of chemists and blenders. Alongside our significant range of core products, we are fortunate to have chemists who can produce bespoke lubricant solutions for very specific applications. Our long experience in designing sophisticated high-quality industrial lubricants, combined with our short turnaround times and manufacturing flexibility, makes us unique within the market.

It is our belief that METALUBE® has more highly skilled specialists in its core sector than any of its competitors. Because of this, we can provide quality after-sales support, working alongside customers to ensure that they achieve peak performance and efficiency from all our products.

Although UK based, METALUBE® exports 95% of its production to over 80 countries worldwide. To help METALUBE® further develop its network of distributors and end users we have sales offices located in Shanghai and Dong Guang in China and in Mumbai, India. As our customer base grows we aim to develop our presence in other international markets.

Latest news

  • METALUBE Appoint Senior Development Chemist
    METALUBE Ltd has appointed John Mainwaring as a Senior Development Chemist.  He will join the laboratory team at the company’s headquarters in Irlam, Manchester. John has a degree in Chemical Science from Manchester... Read more »
  • Two Stands for METALUBE in Dusseldorf
    For the first time METALUBE will also be exhibiting at Tube Dusseldorf from 16 – 20 th April 2018.  The company will showcase from its stand 6G20 its Tube and Pipe lubricant range that offer a comprehensive suite of... Read more »
  • Alumol


    Alumol™ is a range of advanced, specially compounded oils that exhibit the properties required to impart an excellent surface finish at maximum drawing speeds when drawing pure aluminium, electrical and mechanical grade aluminium alloys.

  • Lubricool


    The Lubricool™ range offers a variety of high-performance emulsifiable lubricants designed mainly for drawing plain copper wire, plated wires and copper alloys. Increased productivity and reduced scrap is often a direct result of Lubricool™ wire drawing lubricant.

  • Tubol


    Tubol™ is a comprehensive product range specifically designed for use in drawing non-ferrous tubes. Tubol™ has a variety of viscosities designed to meet low-carbon residues and individual products can be designed for bespoke customer processes.

  • Inoxol


    Inoxol™ is a range of premium, high-performance, semi-synthetic lubricants for the wet drawing of stainless steel wire. Unique features ensure maximum protection to wire dies and consistently bright surface finish on drawn wire.

  • Metal forming fluids

    Metal forming fluids

    A tailor-made range of lubricants and rust preventatives. Cool-Tek™ – water-dilutable concentrates for lubrication during forming and cutting processes, Sol-Tek™ – solvent-based evaporative lubricants, Meta-Shield™ – solvent-based rust preventatives.

  • Meta-Shield


    Meta-Shield™ is a specially formulated range of rust preventatives that safeguard metal components during storage and transport. A unique blend of high-quality corrosion inhibitors, oils and waxes that can be can be applied by spray, dip or brush.

  • OCG


    OCG™ is a range of cold-applied, protective greases for overhead line conductors and OPGW conductors. The range is endorsed and used by leading conductor manufacturers worldwide.

  • Metachain


    Metachain™ is a range of fully synthetic, high-temperature chain oils specially formulated to meet the demands of chain applications in high-temperature industrial ovens, where conventional oils cannot function properly.

Metalube Private Limited
Unit 523, Lodha Supremus 2,
Plot No F4 & F4/1 MIDC
Wagle Estate,
Thane (West) – 400604
Maharashtra, India

Tel: +91 22 4971904

Metalube Limited, 4 Huntsman Drive, Northbank Industrial Park, Irlam, Manchester M44, 5EG UK

Tel: +44 (0)161 775 7771    Fax: +44 (0)161 775 7511

Exporting to over 80 countries worldwide