Dealing with Paraffinic Oil

Metal cleaning and fabricating experts often run into paraffinic material in oils and soil that find their way into our plating line. Often soak and electro cleaners cannot simply remove this type of soil. So it is easy to wonder why parts manufacturers would use this stuff, since it seems like such a problematic material from our point of view. Paraffinic oil can greatly reduce the friction and heat that comes with the forming and drawing of steel. This lowers the amount of wear and tear on the machines and die blocks, keeping the part manufacturer happy. Many types of mineral oils contain … [Read more...]