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A Green Tapping Fluid

January 1, 2010
SafeTap Ultima, a natural-based biodegradable tapping fluid made from 100-percent renewable materials, has been developed by ITW Rocol North America, Glenview, IL. The fluid’s unique composition enables improved viscosity and lubricity compared to oil-based products, while its natural base makes it safe for operators and metal-alloy workpieces, particularly aluminum alloys.

SafeTap Ultima is nonstaining and odorless. It prolongs tool life and creates quality threads in tapped holes, and it doesn’t leave an oily residue. It comes in 16-oz. bottles and 1-, 5-, and 55- gal. containers.

ITW Rocol North America: 847/657-5343;

Industry-Related Terms: Tapping, Viscosity
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: ITW Fluids North America

Technologies: Lubrication


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