Scibond SL-87 is an environmentally friendly blend of water-based polymers that is applied as a coating, rather than a reactive bath like zinc phosphate. The one-step lubricant can replace both the zinc phosphate system and halogenated oils. This lubricant reduces the process to simply an application onto bare metal and drying (either air or oven dried). There are no hazardous wastes or residual chemicals to handle. Water rinses are not required, and no additional water is necessary during processing except to dilute the lubricant, eliminating waste streams to municipal water-treatment plants. Scibond SL-87 has passed extensive production trials for tube drawing of welded carbon steel. Preliminary trials have also shown that it is suitable for forging applications such as cold heading, stamping and large tube bending.

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