Coolants & cutting oils: Sustainable choices

Songul Facey, technical sales manager at TotalEnergies UK, explains how the correct lubricant choice and proper use can enhance not only sustainability and workplace safety but also performance in metalworking

From precision engineered bespoke products to large-scale machining of parts and components, metalworking is an essential part of the UK’s manufacturing economy.

As efforts to improve the long-term environmental impact of industrial activities in line with the UK’s net zero commitments ramp up, metalworkers have a role to play, too – not least by incorporating sustainable solutions into their processes to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and mitigate the environmental effects of industrial production.

Alongside environmental concerns, metalworking must also balance the need to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of staff is embedded across the manufacturing lifecycle by ensuring the correct use of optimum lubricants and taking the necessary precautions.

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