Melbourne-based Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) has confirmed the safety of Ecocool 700 NBF, its popular range of cutting fluids.
This confirmation has been made in light of a recent US Department of Health and Human Services report, which listed formaldehyde, a key ingredient in a popular family of metalworking fluid biocides as a known human carcinogen.
The listing was included in the 12th Report on Carcinogens, or 12th RoC, a U.S. Congressionally-mandated report prepared for HHS by the National Toxicology Program.
Formaldehyde is a biocide designed to prohibit bacteria and fungi from growing in the coolant baths of machining equipment, which prolongs the life of the coolant and lowers costs.
According to Luke McGregor, Fuchs Lubricants Australasia’s Product Manager for Industrial and Metalworking, Ecocool 700 NBF contains no formaldehyde, and therefore remains completely unaffected by the recent announcements.
The Ecocool 700 NBF is a water miscible cutting fluid with biostatic properties that prevent bacteria from gaining a foothold in the cutting fluid bath.
Key features of Ecocool 700 NBF cutting fluid:
- Biocide-free coolant for use on all metals and applications where precision and foam control are critical
- Forms a clear translucent solution in water
- Free of biocide, chlorine, nitrites and phenol
- Suitable for the machining of all ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all machining applications
- Superior corrosion protection
- Excellent tramp oil rejection
- Hard water stability
- Pleasant odour
- Built-in anti-foam, silicon-free
- Low dragout and evaporation
- Provides excellent tool and sump life