QUAKERAL ® THM

CASE STUDY − ALUMINUM HOT ROLLING

 

CHALLENGES


 

A major manufacturer of anodized, quality critical, hot rolled aluminum was looking for a way to increase tandem mill reductions using their existing equipment but without experiencing quality defects associated with lubrication failure at higher roll forces.

The company was looking for improvements in:

  • Surface quality
  • Increased reductions
  • Higher mill speeds
  • Consistent performance
  • Reduced coolant maintenance
  • Elimination of the use of hazardous biocides
  • Elimination of transverse surface tearing of the strip

Quaker embarked on a joint development effort with the customer to increase productivity through improved lubricant performance, without investing capital in new or modified equipment.

 

THE SOLUTION


 

The development of the QUAKERAL ® THM Series of aluminum hot rolling lubricants resulted in:

  • TOTAL BENEFITS EQUAL TO 5 TIMES ROLLING OIL COST
  • Over $10 million per year in productivity improvements without any capital investment in new equipment