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Granite Cutting Aid from Dow Corning improves productivity, reduces costs
Innovative water-based formulation combines two proven products for a
single, easy-to-use solution for granite cutting blade lubrication.
Cutting hard granite stone blocks is demanding on processing equipment.
Cutting blades must be continuously lubricated and cooled, creating maintenance
and productivity challenges.
Dow Corning’s Granite Cutting Aid provides excellent lubrication,
without staining or having any impact on the granite grain pattern.
“Unlike conventional lubricants, such as greases, oils and kerosene, this
water-based cutting aid forms a fine film on the blade that prevents sludge
and deposits from sticking,” said Praveen Malhotra, Marketing Manager –
Performance Chemicals, India. “This enables smooth cutting and deeper
cutting strokes, which leads to improved productivity.”
A two-component solution, Dow Corning’s Granite Cutting Aid is composed of
Dow Corning® HV 495 Emulsion and Dow Corning® 67 Additive. Sold
separately and mixed on-site at raw granite cutting operations, the formulation
can be optimized for site-specific challenges.
“Granite cutting operators will appreciate the reduced maintenance
requirements of our Granite Cutting Aid,” said Malhotra. “Conventional
lubricants, tend to settle at the bottom of the tanks, causing the slurry to
form masses and hard deposits that are difficult to remove and cause
maintenance issues. Granite Cutting Aid from Dow Corning leaves only an easily
removed soft sediment that settles on the tank bottom.”
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customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more
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Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the
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standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical
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