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Chlorinated Paraffins Alternative – An Environmentally Friendly Lubricant

Metal StampingSince World War 2, Chlorinated Paraffins have been a big player in the stamping and machining industry. Used to provide lubrication for these operations, chlorinated paraffins are found everywhere. Over time however, we have learned that these paraffins are non-biodegradable, turn highly acidic in high temperature use, and pose an environmental risk. In the wake of new regulations and the need to find a less acidic and environmentally friendly solution, Steve Costain of NH Stamping partnered with International Chemical Company to find an alternative.

Working together over the course of a year, NHS and ICC found an alternative lubricant to chlorinated paraffins. This new lubricant, “ICC 2801-NH”, has become the new alternative. With rigorous testing on various metals and alloys during a variety of processes, “ICC 2801-NH” preforms equal to or better than traditional chlorinated paraffins in all areas.

And most importantly, this alternative has addressed the ever growing environmental concerns that were so prevalent with chlorinated paraffins. This new, environmentally friendly and high preforming lubrication for machining and stamping processes has come about thanks to the efforts of NHS and ICC.

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