Ford Supplier Certification to Metalworking Fluid Manufacturer

  • Posted on: 11 July 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

Chemetall has earned the Q1 Supplier Status Certification from Ford Motor Company. The four primary areas that Ford's team looked at were certifications : ISO 9001/ISOTS 16949; ISO 14001 Certification (QS 9000/TE Certification for M&T only); Quality Operating System (QOS) and Performance Metrics and the Endorsements from Key Customers. In addition Chemetall adhered to the Q1 Site Assessment Evaluation Matrix.


  • Posted on: 8 July 2014
  • By: Editor

In response to our recent postings related to our July focus on Real-time Microbial Viability Assessment and specifically regarding the research developing at Ghent University, we received comment from Dr. Volker R. Stoldt, Member of the BioStruct Research Group at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, where research is also being conducted in this critical area of optimization and worker safety. Dr. Stoldt provides us with additional insight into flow cytometry research and his opinion of the future of real-time assessments:

Metalworking Fluid Real-Time Monitoring

  • Posted on: 7 July 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

Leeds, UK ­ April 17, 2014 ­ When Q8Oils launched its Field Service Technician (FST) service at the MACH exhibition in 1992 it was an instant hit with visitors and was so well received in the wider industry that, at METCUT 1994, it received the Metalworking Production ŒTechnical Innovation¹ award.

Zombie Bacteria

  • Posted on: 30 June 2014
  • By: Editor

Dead, live, and,..undead bacteria.  Do the blue ones turn green or do they turn red?  Are the blue zombies a hazard to a metalworking fluid system?  We reported last week on the research being conducted at Ghent and it's potential application to real-time assessment of metalworking fluid condition. No question, that is the elusive Holy Grail of metalworking fluid management. Here and there we see promising technology, like that from LuminUltra.

Real-time Microbial Viability Assessment in Water-Based Systems

  • Posted on: 27 June 2014
  • By: Editor

Rapid assessment of the biostability of metalworking systems is the future. It is road-center on the critical path to proper maintenance of the systems and limiting waste. Ghent University is a Dutch-speaking public university located in Ghent, Belgium. It is one of the larger Flemish universities, consisting of 38,000 students and 7,900 staff members. At Ghent, the Laboratory of Biochemistry at is seeking partners interested in real-time microbial viability assessment in water-based systems susceptible to microbial growth.

Metalworking Fluid : New Product

  • Posted on: 21 June 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

Wallover Oil Company, a well-known manufacture of metalworking fluids from Strongsville, Ohio introduces WS 8800 Machining Coolant.

Application and Metal suitability: Machining and grinding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals including stainless steel, titanium, cast aluminum alloys and cast iron. Also effective for machining all alloys of aluminum.