Metal & Fluid


LSI’s global portfolio for metal and fluid protection offers innovative ingredients and formulations to provide anti-corrosion, lubricants, and fluid spoilage prevention in metal treatment and metal protection applications.


Metal Working Fluid Protection

Soluble oils, synthetic fluids, and semi-synthetic fluids help create smooth processes and consistent end-products.  They also enable a multitude of bacteria, yeast and fungi to grow.  These microorganisms can cause spoilage leading to reduced fluid life, more frequent fluid dumps, higher disposal costs, clogged filters, and decreased production.

LSI’s comprehensive antimicrobial product suite can protect against the spoilage organisms. Our specialty biocides for metalworking fluid applications include:

  • Broad-spectrum activity
  • Formaldehyde-free options
  • Long-term protection
  • Formulation compatibility


Metal Treatment and Protection

LSI’s broad portfolio of functional ingredients can help control corrosion, foam, increase fluid functionality, enhance the appearance of metal parts and increase tool life.  Our patented technologies are essential ingredients for metal-protection additives and have been used in many applications including minting of coins and for lubricants in the  metal powder industry.