LCP Tech Inc

Environmentally Friendly Technologies

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Metalworking Fluids

LCP Tech’s Metalworking Fluids are

US EPA Tested

Using test methods Developed by Industry Experts

See EPA Report # EPA/600/C-03/063

Available to Order from the EPA Web Site  http://www.epa.gov/ncepihom/

Search for Publication #600C03063

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has partially funded testing of this new chemistry as a metal working fluid. The chemical can replace typical machining fluids (or oils) that are commonly used in manufacturing processes.  The chemical is non-toxic, recyclable, and based on the EPA research data the benefits include extending tool life by greater than three times, reduced pressure on the tool in machining operations and the prevention of biological growth in the fluids. One of the most significant problems with typical machining oils and fluids, is the bacteria growth in the fluid. This bacteria growth causes the oil to be “dumped” due to odor and occupational health issues. The LCP chemical does not support biological growth, it is not carbon based and the bacteria does not have a food source in this liquid, yet the fluid itself is non-toxic. This leads to other potential benefits such as longevity of use, reduced labor and direct energy savings. The new chemical also has the potential to replace all petroleum based lubricants.

 The testing protocol used in the evaluation of LCP Fluids as a machining fluid was designed and adopted by the International Working Industry Group. This work group was formed under the Pollution Prevention Program funded by EPA in 1995. The work group is comprised of companies in the US and Canada which are both users and suppliers such as Boeing, GM, Milicron, and many others.  The testing was performed at TechSolve using full scale equipment. The test data showed that based on insert wear and force measurements, LCP fluid offers approximately 3 times the insert life that the typical cutting fluid offers under the test conditions studied in this evaluation.

 

Wright Patterson Air Force Base tested the viscosity of the fluid and compared them with typical hydraulic fluids. The results were excellent, indicating stable viscosity in cold to hot conditions.

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