Kao Chemicals Europe: Exhibitor Spotlight

  • What area of the lubricants industry do you specialize in, and how does it benefit the industry?

Our multifunctional (co)-emulsifiers enhance the hard water and emulsion stability, foam control, corrosion inhibition and cleanliness, thus are indispensable for long lifetime and high-performance metalworking and metal cleaning fluids.

  • What do you think are the industry’s biggest challenges?

Establishing new concepts to enabling formulation development of more sustainable fluids by balancing high performance multifunctional additives with a special focus on the emulsifier package.

The multifunctional additives identified increase formulator’s options to include more bio-based chemicals to minimize the carbon footprint.

  • How do you see the industry developing over the next 10+ years?

The increasing attention to environmental and health impacts of industrial activities goes along with the huge effort to increase the renewable carbon content of fluids.

This is forcing formulators to work with new more challenging formulation concepts.

Petrochemical base oils are (at least partly) exchanged by next generation renewable base oils (such as vegetable oils, esters, refined oils etc.) are a great starting point for environmentally friendly machining with similar performance compared to pure mineral oil-based fluids.

  • What will you be showcasing on your stand at Lubricant Expo?

Our surfactant experts will help you to provide the best solution by using our multifunctional additive toolbox.

This will be the key to formulate high-performing and more sustainable metalworking and metal cleaning fluids.

  • What are you most looking forward to seeing at the show?

The close relationship to our customers combined with our profound technical knowledge enables us to meet todays and future industry need.

We would like to catch up the latest news of the industry by good talks and open discussion.