Press release

Solvay is launching a brand new emulsifier range aiming at replacing classical cetyl-oleyl chemistry in Metal Working Fluid applications. The benefits of these new surfactants are a higher sustainability and enhanced performance:

  • Higher sustainability: the new emulsifiers provide formulations with a milder labeling for they don’t bear corrosive and dead fish labels. They are also based on globally available vegetable raw materials.
  • Enhanced performance: the new emulsifiers provide outstanding defoaming, as well as excellent low temperature stability.

The new Rhodasurf® LF5 is an emulsifier for cutting fluids and hot rolling fluids and is a sustainable alternative to cetyl-oleyl 5 EO. Our new range consists also of Rhodasurf® LF21, Rhodasurf® LF22, and Rhodasurf® LF3000. 

For Further information about these products, don't hesitate to contact us or visit our booth #13 at 20th International Colloquium Tribology - TA Esslingen.

As an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Solvay generates 90% of its net sales in activities where it is among the world's top three players. It serves many markets, varying from energy and the environment to automotive and aeronautics or electricity and electronics, with one goal: to raise the performance of its clients and improve society's quality of life. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 26,000 people in 52 countries and generated 10.2 billion euros in net sales in 2014. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on EURONEXT Brussels and EURONEXT Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).