Forging Lubricants


Specific formulas for forging, extrusion, and engraving processes

METALFLOW’s hot and semi-hot forging solutions are the result of decades of experience in the field of design, development, and manufacturing of technical release agents for plastic deformation operations. Developed to ensure high performance and facilitate the extraction of the forged part, preventing premature wear and tear of the tool and mold.
Release Agents and ancillary products with a technological nature that incorporate the latest advances in lubricant formulation to optimize their application, whether it’s direct, through immersion, or through pre-coating. Our products are aromatic free and help our clients with their waste management and allow them to comply with the most demanding environmental standards.

Graphite based release agents

FORFLOW graphite based lubricants offer high performance in the most demanding circumstances. Its wide range of granulometries ensures an excellent film formation regardless of die irregularities, avoiding metal to metal contact and premature wear and tear of the mold.

1000 RANGE

Colloidal graphite dispersions in water that ensure high performance and prevent the presence of flames during the operation.

WATER BASE
Extrusion level in deformation Steel Aluminum Brass/ Copper Titanium Hot forging Semi-hot forging
FORFLOW 1000

High requirement pieces.

Low
FORFLOW 1300

Medium requirement pieces.

Medium
FORFLOW 1700

Any severity requirement pieces.

Medium
FORFLOW 1800

High requirement forging processes.

High n / a n / a

3000 RANGE

Water-free products formulated with colloidal graphite dispersions in lowflammability mineral or synthetic oils. They guarantee an excellent protection of dies, tools and molds.

OIL BASE
Extrusion level in deformation Steel Aluminum Brass/ Copper Titanium Hot forging Semi-hot forging
FORFLOW 3000

Low complexity pieces.

Low
FORFLOW 3200

Medium complexity pieces.

Medium
FORFLOW 3400

High complexity pieces.

High
FORFLOW 3600

Brass stamping (easy pieces).

Medium n / a n / a
FORFLOW 3800

Brass stamping (difficult pieces) and aluminum.

High n / a n / a

SERIES 4000

Micrometer powder-based products with graphite applied through electrostatic technology. Recommended for high-complexity parts that require an excellent surface finishing.

POWDER BASE
Extrusion level in deformation Steel Aluminum Brass/ Copper Titanium Hot forging Semi-hot forging
FORFLOW 4000

High complexity parts

Medium/High n / a n / a

Graphite free release agents

FORFLOW graphite free lubricants have been developed to guarantee an excellent release of any size pieces. Its innovative formulation ensures optimal work conditions creating a clean workspace.

2000 RANGE

Biodegradable technology free of suspended particles, based on organometallic salts in water. They improve the mold cooling and ensure an optimal level of cleanliness in the work space avoiding sedimentation problems and nozzles clogging.

BASE WATER
Extrusion level in deformation Steel Aluminum Hot forging Semi-hot forging
FORFLOW 2000

Small size pieces.

Low
FORFLOW 2400

Medium size pieces.

Medium
FORFLOW 2800

Any severity requirement pieces.

Medium

5000 RANGE

Innovative formulas with graphite-free solid lubrication that guarantee superior results, a clean workspace and a long mold life.

WATER BASE AND OIL BASE
Extrusion level in deformation Steel Aluminum Hot forging Semi-hot forging
FORFLOW 5000

High requirement pieces. Oil based.

High
FORFLOW 5200

Medium requirement pieces. Water based.

Low

Ancillary

Complementary products formulated to be used in presses and auxiliary machinery as well as to facilitate maintenance and cleaning.

Ancillary technical products


Base ISO VG Viscosity Viscosity Index
HYDROFLOW HFC

Flame retardant hydraulic fluid with anti-wear properties for any application.

Water-glycol 32-68 >200
HYDROFLOW HFDU

Auto-extinguishable hydraulic oil with anti-wear properties for any application.

Synthetic Oil 32-68 >180
HYDROFLOW HM

Extreme pressure hydraulic fluid for high severity requirements, robotic and servo valve.

Mineral Oil 22-100 >95
SLIDEFLOW

High-pressure oil for sliding rails and gliding. Anti-rust capacities and low friction coefficient.

Mineral Oil 32-220 >95
THERMICFLOW

Heat transfer oils for any requirement and industry. Work temperature from -35ºC to 350ºC.

Mineral Oil 30-60 >95

Mineral Oil 20 70
METALCLEAN 6000

Cleaning and disinfection of tanks and circuits.

Water n / a n / a
METALCLEAN 6030

Daily surface cleaning to remove possible grease excess.

Solvent n / a n / a