Metalworking fluids supplier Chemetall has received Nissan approval for Gardolube VP 10300/2, the first fully synthetic stamping lubricant to achieve approval by Nissan Motors.
After rigorous testing in collaborative efforts with Nissan approved automotive stamping houses, Gardolube VP 10300/2 has received Nissan approval for use on all automotive components processed through paint and ECOAT systems by Nissan North America facilities and affiliates. This is the first oil free technology to meet these corporate requirements and obtain this level of Nissan approval.
Gardolube VP 10300/2 is the first synthetic based lubricant formulated to work on both ferrous and non-ferrous substrates under a wide range of metal forming process requirements. It provides the necessary boundary lubrication needed for progressive stamping automotive applications in addition to exceptional rust protection while maintaining an easily cleanable residue.
“This approval of Gardolube 10300/2 represents a major breakthrough in the forming of automotive components” claims Julia Murray, vice president of technical marketing at Chemetall US Inc. “For the first time the industry has a non-oil alternative capable of heavy duty automotive stamping. It is a great example of how cooperative efforts between customers and suppliers can come together and meet a common goal. This is a great advancement for a very demanding market, truly a sustainable environment solution.”
Specifically approved by NISSAN for both aluminum and ferrous applications, Gardolube VP 10300/2 can be used as is or diluted with water. Applications include manual, sprayed, dip coated or roll applied to a variety of metal stock conformations.