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Metalworking Fluids

Last Updated: 03/07/18 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirements

Fluids that are designed to provide cooling, lubrication, corrosion prevention, and reduced wear on the contact parts of machinery used for metalworking operations such as cutting, drilling, grinding, machining, and tapping. Metalworking fluids formulated for use in a re-circulating fluid system to provide cooling, lubrication, and corrosion prevention when applied to metal feedstock during normal grinding and machining operations.

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  • Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
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General Purpose Soluble, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetics Oils
High Performance Soluble, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetics Oils
Straight Oils
Additional Guidance

According to BioPreferred, metalworking fluids are designed to provide cooling, lubrication, corrosion prevention, and reduced wear on the contact parts of machinery used for metalworking operations such as cutting, drilling, grinding, machining, and tapping.

  • General Purpose Soluble, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetics Oils are metalworking fluids formulated for use in a re-circulating fluid system to provide cooling, lubrication, and corrosion prevention when applied to metal feedstock during normal grinding and machining operations.
  • High Performance Soluble, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetics Oils are metalworking fluids formulated for use in a re-circulating fluid system to provide cooling, lubrication, and corrosion prevention when applied to metal feedstock during grinding and machining operations involving unusually high temperatures or corrosion potential.
  • Straight Oils are metalworking fluids that are not diluted with water prior to use and are generally used for metalworking processes that require lubrication rather than cooling.

BioPreferred maintains an electronic product catalog listing products that either 1. are eligible for preferred federal procurement, or 2. have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.