QUAKERDRAW ® 73 XP

CASE STUDY − DRAWING AND FORMING

 

CHALLENGES


 

A French manufacturer of gas bottles for the global consumer market was using a 2-stage drawing process to manufacture standard gas bottles, and a 3-stage drawing process for production of Acetylene bottles. The manufacturer wanted to:

  • Reduce its scrap rate
  • Improve drawing quality
  • Eliminate alkaline additive additions to maintain biostability of the drawing emulsion

To help improve their operations, Quaker suggested the manufacturer switch to QUAKERDRAW ® 73 XP.

 

THE SOLUTIONS


 

Quaker introduced QUAKERDRAW ® 73 XP in one drawing line.  After seven months the manufacturer experienced  improved lubrication, resulting in:

  • Improved surface finish
  • Fewer scratches

Quaker was able to show − on an annualized basis − a reduction in:

  • Scrap rate from 19% to 2%
  • Concentration of the drawing fluid from 25% to 15% for Acetylene bottles