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Metalworking Fluids and Lubricant Lab Services
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Helping You Solve the Difficult Problems

Metalworking fluid being applied to a surface for machiningFinding the perfect chemical to make a product or solution can often be the most challenging process of product development. At Nexeo Solutions, our experts in metalworking fluids and lubricants understand the tolerances and requirements necessary to help you ensure that your products are working at their optimum levels. From analysis and testing to creation and delivery, we aim to maximize your efforts with enhanced or custom formulations that elevate your product line.

Your Ideas Made Real

From customer concepts to fully formulated products, our labs are staffed with experienced metalworking fluid and lubricant formulators and applications specialists who can help you create innovative solutions for your products.

Our abilities include:

  • Chemical and formulation analysis
  • Custom formulation development
  • Prototype development and sampling
  • Product benchmark analyses and testing
  • Raw material sourcing to match benchmarks
  • Raw material performance evaluations
  • Custom workshops and seminars for suppliers, customers and sales teams

Extensive metalworking fluids and lubricants performance testing capabilities: 

  • PTI Pin and Vee Block
  • Microtap tapping torque testing
  • EP four ball
  • Proprietary MWF foam test apparatus
  • Dynamic foam analysis
  • Rheology and viscosity testing
  • Surface tension analysis
  • Wetting properties
  • Cleaning efficiency
  • Stability testing (oven, freeze/thaw, UV)
  • Fish tank recirculation
  • Metal coupon stain testing
  • Corrosion testing (CICT, humidity cabinet, salt fog spray)
  • Microscopic analysis
  • Bio resistance testing

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