Reduce tear-off rates with cupper lubricant

Quaker Chemical has developed a cupper lubricant that is said to offer a range of improvements on its previous product.

The company, based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, launched its first cupper lubricant in early 2009, and has now introduced its Quakerol Q30LV(E) product.

The lubricant uses an ester which was developed by Quaker based on its experience in the steel rolling industry, and is said to offer a range of advantages.

These include better bleed-through protection, tear-off rate reductions of between 20 and 40 percent compared to other lubricants, cleaner can tooling, and cleaner can interiors which helps to reduce the number of cans rejected by inspection systems.Q30LV(E) is currently being used by canmakers in Europe, and will soon also be used in North America and Asia Pacific, says Quaker.

Quaker Chemical Corporation, One Quaker Park, 901 Hector Street, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-0809, USA. Tel: 1 610 832 4000. Fax: 1 610 832 8682. Website: