Metalworking Fluids

Metalworking fluids, particularly aqueous cooling lubricant emulsions, are often in use for months and years in open circuits in metalworking machines. Reliable preservation against bacteria, yeast and fungi requires regular treatment with highly effective biocides.

LANXESS is particularly committed to the introduction of novel formulations for long-term protection of aqueous cooling lubricants, with a pointed focus on the interests of workplace safety.

Our products for the preservation of metal working fluids



  • Min. 19 % aqueous-glycolic solution of 1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT).
  • For the preservation of aqueous coatings, polymer dispersions, plasters, synthetic adhesives, pigment slurries, concrete additives or cleaners and detergents.
  • The product has a broad spectrum of activity covering bacteria, mould and yeasts.
  • Only sold in the US.