Metal processor changes surface polishing technology and replaces chemical emulsion
Offering a wide range of metalworking services, a company used grinding equipment, which required the use of a lubricating-cooling emulsion. The emulsion was expected to decrease the temperature of abrasive components during metal surface treatment processes. The lubricating-cooling emulsion contained substances that were hazardous both to human health and the environment, including CMRs and VOCs. One of the substances was formaldehyde, which is classified as carcinogen and sensitizer.
The company wanted to phase out these substances. So, they changed the surface grinding system and modernised the existing grinding cycle. New grinding components were purchased and installed, and the emulsion with abrasives was replaced. The new equipment allows working without hazardous substances.