Magnus offers a complete range of lubricants specifically selected for the industry of primary, secondary and tertiary transformation of aluminum and light metals.
Environmentally friendly and safe for operators, Cal lubricants are the products of choice for many applications:
• Casting billets and ingots
• Wire drawing
Several advantages for molding and cutting applications
The low amount of residue left on surfaces is one of the great advantages of our Cal product range. These products are explicitly formulated to prevent the formation of varnish or other sticky residues on equipment.
For cutting: extends the life of blades, aluminum does not get stuck on blades, which results in the decrease of driving force.
For molding: high resistance to thermal decomposition, better control of the viscosity and the lubricating film, prolongs the life of the refractory plates.
The Cal products are known to improve process performance, equipment durability and surface finish. Like all of Magnus’ industrial products, Cal products aim to increase operational efficiency at the lowest possible cost.
Case study: improving the process of an extruder
An aluminum extruder had difficulties producing billets in a major aluminum plant. Research indicated that residues of the lubricant used on the blades of the circular saws were inconsistent with the graphite of the water used in the extrusion process, resulting in a large amount of waste.
Magnus’ chemists, in partnership with the operators of the extruder, developed a lubricant compatible with the graphite, stopping residues from forming as they could interfere with the annealing process. The extruder was able to resume its full production capacity while minimizing waste.
The environment: a constant concern
Since 2011, Magnus has incorporated eco-design in its product development process. Thus, all new products must pass the eco-chart test. Sixty points are evaluated, from biodegradability of waste to the amount of packaging material used.
For more information, visit our section on sustainable development.