FORGECOAT-F2055: A HOT FORGING LUBRICANT
FORGECOAT is a proven indigenous Substitute for the "Deltaforge F31 and F144".
The F-2055 forms a smooth lubricating protective film on application, resulting in better parts, tool protection and being water based is smokeless, ensures a clean work environment. Forgecoat has shown excellent performance when used with applicators such as Spraying systems, brushing or swabbing techniques. There is no graphite buildup within the die cavities on repeated applications.
It has been tested for shelf life, suspension properties and pot-life when in use and when left standing. F-2055 shows excellent film forming properties when dried and exhibits great adhesive qualities when the dried film adheres to substrates such as glass and metals.
FORGECOAT F-2055 is a concentrated dispersion of pure ultra fine synthetic graphite particles in water.
|Consistency||:||Thixotropic. It forms a weak gel on standing. Mild stirring/agitation breaks the gel structure and properties of a liquid become evident.|
|Density||:||1.10 Kgs/Litre. Hydrometer for heavy liquids or by gravimetry.|
|Ph||:||8.50 to 10.5. Beckman or equivalent digital ph - meter.|
|Solid Contents||:||20 gm% to 22 gm% w/w, by gravimetry. Being thixotropic it gels on standing. The degree of gelling is no indication of solid content|
|Shelf - life||:||1 Year.|
SALIENT FEATURES OF FORGECOAT-F2055
Excellent stability with no separation or settling.
Excellent lubricity and release.
Efficient die filling.
Fast wetting properties.
High dilution ratios.
Smokeless water-based die lubricant.
No heavy metals or phosphates.
Excellent performance for hot, warm, and precision forging.
Recommended for Automatic systems.
THIS PROVIDES THE FORGER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS
Upto 30% Longer die life.
Uniform lube film formation on dies up to 350C.
Reduced scrap and rework.
Improved part quality.
Less billet material needed.
Reduced press downtime.
Lower waste disposal costs.
No build-up in die cavity.
Lowest die cost per forging.
Hot forging of steel.
Warm forming of steel.
Forging Powder performs..
DILUTION OF FORGECOAT
Forgecoat is a concentrate and should normally be diluted before use. Tap water may be used for dilution. If tap water is high in TDS, distilled, demineralised or soft water may be used. Dilution should be carried out by adding water to the concentrate not the reverse. Water should be added slowly with constant stirring until a fluid consistency is obtained.
A ratio of one part Forgecoat-F2055 to 10 parts water v/v is proposed for startup.
Ratios of 1:15 and greater are common during production.
A more concentrated mixture, 1:3 (Forgecoat:water), to lubricate tooling hotter than 300°C is recommended.
DILUTION & SPRAY EQUIPMENT
Equipment for quick dilution to required ratios and thorough mixing is available against specific orders from our engineering division. General purpose manual spray systems and Automatic spray systems designed for the particular application to ensure correct use of the lubricant are also available.You may please forward your enquiries to the address given on contact us page for quick replies and services.
STABILITY WITH OTHER CHEMICALS
FORGECOAT F-2055 is stable with anionic or non-ionic chemicals such as wetting agents or emulsifiers, water miscible solvents such as alcohols, glycols and other polar solvents. It is not compatible with non-polar or water immiscible solvents. Mineral acids will completely & irreversibly precipitate the graphite from suspension and cause the graphite particles to settle down as sediment leaving a clear aqueous supernatant.
Samples of FORGECOAT are available for your trials and development work in 40Kgs packing.
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Vessels made of Stainless steel, or steel coated with rust resistant material, or FRP should be used for this product. Tanks, piping and handling equipment should be cleaned with plain soap and water, to remove any deposits due to evaporation. Freezing temperatures during storage must be avoided.
TOXICITY AND HANDLING
FORGECOAT causes only minor transient skin and eye irritation. Use of protective clear goggles and approved respirators for protection against dust is recommended. Work place air-borne concentration of dried FORGECOAT dust should not exceed 6mg/m3, total mass.
FORGECOAT is supplied in 40 Kgs Carboy and 200Kgs HDPE Barrel packing.
FORGECOAT should be stored in a cool dry place and should not be allowed to freeze. Containers should be tightly resealed after use to prevent loss of ammonia vapours. Forgecoat should not be mixed /diluted with any diluents having an acidic ph.