Henkel’s Bonderite products for HPDC of powertrain, structural parts reduce thermal stress, optimize cycle times
- Adaptable to foundries’ requirements
- Patented siloxane technology
- Cleaning fluid recycling
Henkel offers cleaning and lubricant products for sustainable, cost-effective production of high-quality castings – from high- and low-pressure casting release agents to water-miscible metalworking fluids, tp liquid neutral and alkaline cleaners.
HENKEL Bonderite L-CA CP release agents for the high-pressure diecasting of powertrain and structural parts are designed to cover a wide spectrum of technical requirements. Depending on the particular needs of the metalcaster, the formulations are available as pure oil-spray applications or diluted lubricants up to ratios of 1:300, reducing thermal stress on the dies, optimizing cycle times, and improving the overall quality of the cast parts.
Henkel launched Bonderite L-CA CP 791C and 794C recently, at the EuroGuss 2016 expo. These new products, available now in Germany, are based on Henkel’s patented siloxane technology and have been enhanced with additional corrosion protection for the dies.
“Our customers can benefit from this additional corrosion protection by extending the die life and therefore reducing the total process cost, without compromising the final quality of cast parts,” according to Björn Lorenz, metalforming sales manager for Henkel in Benelux, Switzerland, and Germany.
For automotive casting, Henkel is offering Bonderite L-CA CP 799B, specifically developed for cast structural parts where heat treatment is not required. “With this OEM-approved product we are able to provide an excellent surface finish for cast parts,” Lorenz said. “This is a key success factor for further steps along the value chain, like bonding, welding or anti-corrosion coatings.”
Also this year, Henkel introduced the Bonderite duaLCys process for the machining and cleaning of cast parts. This process allows cleaning fluid to be recycled into the water-miscible lubricant bath, instead of being discarded as waste. This symbiosis enables a series of benefits that can reduce total machining operating costs by up to 40%.
“Our fine dispersed cutting fluids have an excellent cleanability so our customers can also clean the cast parts at lower temperature,” noted Simón Cabeza, European product line manager for the cleaners and lubricants.