Our Products/ Wire Drawing Compounds

Drawing Greases
Grease form drawing lubricants have often been the lubricants of choice since the earliest days of the wire industry. From those simple beginnings have evolved the sophisticated and finished wire use oriented range of products now offered by RichardsApex. Whatever the metal, whatever the end use of the wire, we have a production grease for every die box requirement.

Wire Drawing Greases  

Drawing Oils
The RichardsApex line of oil form drawing lubricants is quite broad and quite deep. Due to the large variety of metals which are oil drawn, and due to the even wider variety of production techniques and end uses for these wires, a wide range of possible lubricant requirements is a given. In response to these varying requirements as to surface quality, appropriate residuals, die life, cooling properties, chemical make up and machine design, we have an extensive line of oils that exhibit varying attributes to provide our customers with just the right viscosity, film strength, extreme pressure additive combination and cleaning properties for every application.

Alloy
High Film Strength
  Lubricants
AD Series
WDO Drawing Oils

Aluminum
AD Compounds
AD-500
AD-510
ADD-AL

Non-Ferrous
AD Series
NAL Series

Quench Anneal Compounds
Once an area that received little acclaim, good, consistent, predictable in line annealing in now recognized as an essential for every wire mill. Long the leaders in this field, the RichardsApex line of quench anneal compounds knows no peers in the industry.

QA-4HI
QA-11HI
RA-400

 

Water Soluble - Ferrous and Alloy
Water soluble compounds are often specified where their special properties provide superior performance compared to oil form materials. We provide the right materials for the right application in any ferrous or alloy drawing operation appropriate for water soluble techniques. This range of products covers all possible requirements as to additive chemistry, foam control, cleaning requirements, plated wire surfaces, surface finish, speeds, die life and cleanliness.

TCS-58
TCS-90
FWD-1
FWD-18
DL-70

Water Soluble - Non-Ferrous
This is another area of wire drawing lubrication in which RichardsApex has made many pioneering advances in our 100 year history. As the most widely used line of materials in the non-ferrous industry for the past 100 years, this constantly updated range of products remains the most modern and technologically sound choice of materials for the entire non-ferrous industry.

Semi-Synthetic
S-Series
HSDL-24MW
HSDL-40MW
NFS-89
RA-400

Synthetic
SLN MPS
SLN-FW

System Cleaner
TLM-100
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Rolling Compounds
Wire Drawing Compounds
Wire Coating Compounds
Cold Heading Compounds
Tube Drawing Compounds
Cleaning Compounds
Stamping & Deep Drawing Compounds
High Temperature Compounds
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Anti-Rust Compounds
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