Formall® water soluble drawing compounds contain emulsifying agents that allow the oil to form a stable mixture with water. Lamson Formall water soluble oils are divided into two categories, chlorine based lubricants and chlorine free lubricants. Both types of lubricants form a stable mixture with water. Diluting with water reduces the cost and increases the cooling power far beyond that of a straight oil. Since lubricants mix with water, cleanup of the parts and work area are much easier.
These oils were the first types of lubricants used in the stamping industry and are still widely used today. They are reliable and economical. Shown below are just a few of our complete line of chlorine based straight oils.
Regular duty water soluble
This standard light-to-medium duty oil can be applied with mixing ratios from 2:1 to 12:1, depending on the job. Ideal for blanking, piercing, punching, and stamping.
Medium duty water soluble
Contains more EP additives to handle medium-duty jobs. Excellent for heavy blanking and piercing, as well as stamping and forming. Mixing ratios range from 2:1 up to 12:1.
Heavy duty water soluble
For the heaviest application (including deep drawing work). Contains large quantities of EP additives but still maintains a stable emulsion that will not separate.