Houghton International recently launched a new semi-synthetic metalworking fluid for automotive, general machining and grinding applications.

HOCUT 4440 is intended to deliver performance in the important criteria for water-miscible metal-removal fluids. Low foaming in softer waters and offering high emulsion stability and clean running in harder waters, the biostable fluid features high detergency and dispersibility as well as corrosion protection for both parts and machine tools.

The new semi-synthetic is formulated for use on ferrous metals such as cast iron, ductile iron and steels. Extensive field testing has also shown HOCUT 4440 to provide excellent cooling for titanium grinding operations. 

Easy to use and maintain, the fluid is free of boron, formaldehyde-releasing agents, secondary amines, chlorine, phenols and nitrites.

"We are pleased to introduce this new platform for advanced metal-removal fluids that provide a step-change in operating performance as well as reduced environmental impact," said Dave Slinkman, Houghton senior vice president of global research and technology. "This new technology will support higher productivity, lower cost of operations and EHS compliance across a wide range of industries, starting with HOCUT 4440 for the automotive and related industries."

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Houghton International delivers advanced metalworking fluids and services for the automotive, aerospace, metals, mining, machinery, offshore and beverage industries.

For more information, visit www.houghtonintl.com.