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Metal forming fluids – A range of lubricants and rust preventatives for the roll forming, cutting and pressing of metallic parts

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A range of metal forming products comprised of three product groups: Cool-Tek™ - water-dilutable concentrates for lubrication during forming and cutting processes, Sol-Tek™ - evaporative lubricants and Meta-Shield™ - solvent-based rust preventatives.

The range contains products for use on ferrous and non-ferrous metals including galvanised steel. The carefully selected lubricity and detergency additives in the Cool-Tek™ range provide effective lubrication, excellent fines handling, superior cleanliness (resulting in extended roll/tool life), excellent surface finish and corrosion protection. The Meta-Shield™ range of rust preventatives is designed to be used in conjunction with the Cool-Tek™ products and offers impeccable protection for bundled sections for up to 24 months.

Sol-Tek™ products are evaporative in nature, this eliminates water from the forming process reducing the risk of corrosion and means that parts dry with no need for cleaning or subsequent treatment.


Features and benefits


  • Provides optimum lubrication and cleanliness to extend roll/tool life and provides outstanding surface finish.
  • Excellent fines handling and settling with outstanding corrosion protection.


  • Range of rust preventatives offering 6–24 months protection for bundled sections.
  • Self-healing residual film offers protection against accidental contact.


  • Solvent-based lubricants which evaporate after use leaving clean, moisture free sections.
  • No need for cleaning or subsequent treatment.

The Cool-Tek™ Range

Cool-Tek™ 250

Cool-Tek™ 250 is a high performance, low oil semi-synthetic lubricant designed for the roll-forming and cutting of light to medium sections. The light semi-synthetic formulation offers improved system and surface cleanliness. Carefully selected additives provide lubrication resulting in extended roll/tool life and improved surface finish. The high levels of corrosion inhibition give improved protection on finished sections and machinery.

Cool-Tek™ 450

Cool-Tek™ 450 is a high performance, semi-synthetic lubricant designed for the roll-forming of medium to heavier sections or metalworking operations. The optimised mineral oil content and carefully selected additives provide highly effective lubrication during forming and cutting operations whilst still offering superior fines handling and the same high levels of corrosion inhibition.

The Meta-Shield™ Range

Meta-Shield™ S600, S610 and S620

Meta-Shield™ rust preventatives are a specially formulated range of products designed for the protection of metallic parts. Meta-Shield™ rust preventatives are based on a unique blend of high-quality corrosion inhibitors, oils and waxes. This combination of additives deposits a self-healing film which also protects against accidental contact. Meta-Shield™ rust preventatives safeguard the quality of your parts (bundled sections, packaged parts, etc) during storage and transport, ensuring that your customer receives the products you intended. Meta-Shield™ products offer protection from 6 months (Meta-Shield™ S600) to 24 months (Meta-Shield™ S620) depending on your requirement.

The Sol-Tek™ Range

Sol-Tek™ AL50, AL120, FE100, FE300 and FE500

Sol-Tek™ evaporative lubricants offer a water free alternative for your roll-forming and panel pressing lines. Available with different levels of lubricity additive they are designed to give lubrication for processes such as aluminium fin forming (Sol-Tek™ AL50) through to the forming of steel sections and panels (Sol-Tek™ FE300 and 500). The absence of water reduces the risk of corrosion and the evaporative nature means there is no need for subsequent cleaning or treatment.

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Metalube Private Limited
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Maharashtra, India

Tel: +91 22 4971904

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

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