Defoamers for Metal Working

Discover how Mera Chemicals can help you reduce foaming problems in your metal working processes with our high-quality defoaming solutions.

Are you struggling with excessive foam in your metal working processes? Our specialised antifoam and defoaming solutions are designed to cater specifically to the needs of the metal industry, offering a safe and high-quality solution to control foam-related challenges.

Why Choose Mera Chemicals Antifoam and Defoaming Solutions?

At Mera Chemicals we understand the critical role foam control plays in optimising metal work production. Excessive foam can lead to a myriad of problems, from decreased production efficiency to compromised product quality. That’s why we’ve engineered our products specifically to address the unique foam challenges encountered in the metal industry.

Why is Foam a Problem in the Metal Work Industry?

Reduced Lubrication Efficiency

Foam can disrupt the uniform application of lubricants, reducing their effectiveness in reducing friction between metal surfaces during machining processes. This can lead to increased wear and tear on tools and machinery, as well as inconsistent surface finishes on the manufactured parts.

Tool Damage and Wear

Excessive foam can cause tools to become submerged or partially submerged, leading to improper tool engagement with the workpiece. This can result in tool damage, accelerated wear, and even tool breakage, leading to increased downtime and maintenance costs.

Surface Defects

Foam can trap air bubbles within the metalworking fluid, leading to surface defects such as pits, porosity, and uneven finishes on the machined parts. These defects can compromise the integrity of the finished products and may require additional processing or rework to rectify.

Machine Performance Issues

Foam can interfere with the proper functioning of metalworking machinery, including pumps, filters, and coolant systems. Excessive foam can clog filters, disrupt coolant flow, and cause overheating, leading to decreased machine performance, increased energy consumption, and potential equipment failures.

Health and Safety Risks

Foam can create slippery surfaces in the work area, increasing the risk of slips, trips, and falls for operators and maintenance staff.

Metal work can be a detailed and precise production environment. Every operation demands precision, reliability, and smoothness to ensure optimal output.

Our solutions include:

Oil-Based Lubrication

In metalworking, where friction is inevitable, our oil-based lubrication solutions stand as steadfast guardians against inefficiency. Designed to reduce friction and wear, our antifoam and defoaming formulations ensures you seamless operation while extending the lifespan of your machinery. You deal with less downtime and enjoy uninterrupted productivity with our premium oil-based lubrication solutions.

Oil-Based Concentrate:

Crafted with precision and expertise, our oil-based concentrates are tailored to meet the most demanding metalworking needs. Formulated to combat foam formation in oil-based systems, our concentrates guarantee optimal performance even in the harshest operating conditions. With our solutions, you can trust in a smooth and efficient workflow, every time.

Semi-Synthetic Concentrate

Experience the perfect blend of performance and versatility with our semi-synthetic concentrates. Engineered to deliver exceptional foam control in a variety of metalworking applications, our solutions strike the ideal balance between effectiveness and economy. Whether you’re shaping, milling, or grinding, count on our semi-synthetic concentrates to keep your operations running at peak efficiency.

Diluted Fluids

Precision is paramount in metalworking, and our diluted fluids are crafted to deliver just that. Engineered to provide superior foam control without compromising on performance, our diluted fluids offer the perfect solution for precision machining tasks. With our formulations, you can achieve the impeccable results you demand, while maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and reliability.

These are our bespoke defoaming and antifoam solutions designed for the Australian metal working industry:

Application/ProblemRecommendationDose %
OIL BASED CONCENTRATED5711, D5010, N1000, PES-4B0.3-0.5%
OIL BASED LUBRICATINGD5711, D853M, D50100.02-0.05%
DILUTED FLUIDSD5711, BAF, GD-04E0.02-0.05%

Experience the Difference

At Mera Chemicals, we understand the unique challenges of the metalworking industry, and our antifoam and defoamer solutions are designed to meet them head-on. Trust in our expertise to help you optimise your processes, enhance your productivity, and grow your business.