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. 99.5 % o-phenylphenol (OPP).
  • Broad-spectrum of activity covering bacteria, yeasts, fungi and enveloped viruses.
  • Active ingredient for disinfectants for use in hospitals, doctor’s offices, industry, institutions, stables and sheds. For the formulation of all-purpose disinfectants and disinfectant liquid soaps.
  • For the preservation of aqueous products such as glues, adhesive dispersions, concrete additives, filler suspensions, pigment slurries and textile print thickeners.
  • For post-harvest preservation of entire citrus fruits.
  • Preservative for the leather industry.
  • For the manufacture of halogen-free flame retardants for epoxy resins and as functional monomers for optical applications.
  • Inter alia registered in Europe, Japan and USA.