Dry Film Lubricant

Reduce friction. Make your process better.
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When two surfaces slide against each other, they create friction, which can create a host of problems that disrupt your manufacturing. Dry film lubricant is an environmentally friendly, solid-state material applied to steel that helps reduce friction as it moves through your process.
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BETTER CAPABILITIES

Partner with a dry lube expert.

Let us show you how to reduce friction in your manufacturing process. Our dry film lubricant is an environmentally friendly, solid-state material applied to almost any steel—including cold-rolled substrate. We’re the only North American value-added steel processor with a stand-alone dry film lubricant line.

BETTER SOLUTIONS

Find savings all along the line.

Using dry film lubricant leads to long-term cost savings in-house. You’ll probably use fewer cleaning materials, and, with reduced friction, your tools will last longer. You won’t have to pay for drawing lubricants or chemical wash operations when using dry film lubricant. And with dry lube’s safety benefits, you’ll spend less on protective equipment.

BETTER PROCESSES

Weld without washing.

Save time and conserve water. You can easily weld through dry film lubricant without washing your material. Exposed to the extreme heat, the lubricant simply burns off, without remaining in the weld area.

BETTER PROCESSES

Improve steel forming and drawing.

Worthington Industries helps improve your own parts-making performance. Dry film lubricant enhances steel’s formability. It also supports a more complex or deeper draw than most lubricants on your material.

BETTER SOLUTIONS

Get performance superior to oils.

Compared to common petroleum-based lubricants, our dry lube product has superior performing lubricity. It’s water soluble, so you can remove it more efficiently—just rinse with hot water and dispose down the drain. Dry lube also is less compressible, which means less friction on your material and longer tooling life.

BETTER MATERIALS SUPPORT

Get the rust protection you need.

Our dry film lubricant includes a 75% sodium nitrite solution, which helps protect the surface of your material from rust in storage and manufacturing.

BETTER SOLUTIONS

Contribute to the greater good.

Our water- and borax-based dry film lubricant is EPA and ISO 1400 compliant. It can help contribute to a safer, cleaner work environment and helps reduce friction, conserve tooling, and streamline your process.

BETTER SOLUTIONS

Create a safer work environment.

Our water- and borax-based dry film lubricant is EPA and ISO 1400 compliant. It can help contribute to a safer, cleaner work environment and helps reduce friction, conserve tooling, and streamline your process.

End Uses

Smarter manufacturing for a wide range of applications.

Dry film lubricant helps improve steel formability and streamline the making of:

  • Automotive frame components
  • Mower decks
  • Cylinders
  • Tanks

A Simpler, Safer Option

Eliminates complications of working with liquid lubricants.

Using dry film lubricant instead of a liquid medium simplifies and streamlines your process. Worthington uses a borax-based dry film that helps you create a cleaner and safer work environment. And because it’s water soluble, you can remove it easily with a hot water rinse.

Save Wear And Tear

Stop the presses less and save on supplies.

Choosing dry film lubricant not only improves steel’s formability. It also increases the life of your tooling, decreasing time and interruptions to do die maintenance. It also means you won’t have to pay for drawing lubricants or chemical wash operations.

Full Capabilities

We'll deliver everything you need.

Need pickling? Slitting? Cut-to-length sheets? We’re a one-stop shop, with the expertise, experience, and capacity to add:

  • First operation blanking
  • Coil-fed laser blanking
  • Slitting, oscillate slitting
  • One-pass rolling, temper rolling
  • Cut-to-length sheets
  • Pickling, annealing
  • Laser welding

Technical Solutions

Cracking while drawing?

See how our Materials Support team helped ensure better drawing and reduce waste from cracking.

FAQs

Helpful Resources

 How much do you need? What are the specs?
Worthington Cylinders used our dry film lubricant process to reduce costs by more than $1 milliion/year.

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We have ears to listen. And experts who answer.