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Our Laboratory

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The METALUBE® laboratory is located at our Irlam HQ, Manchester, UK.

Science remains at the heart of our success and we continually invest in our site to ensure that our customers benefit from the best products on the market.

In 2015 we more than doubled the size of the Metalube Manchester laboratory, increasing its capacity to 126m². This brand new, fully equipped facility is used for both quality control and research and development.

The state-of-the-art space provides a bright and airy workplace that is ideal for solving tough technical challenges. It is purpose built and fitted with the latest specialist laboratory furniture. The facility meets all the requirements for a modern day lubricant developer allowing us to produce first class products that repeatedly outstrip our competitors.

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Latest news

  • METALUBE Appoint Senior Development Chemist
    METALUBE Ltd has appointed John Mainwaring as a Senior Development Chemist.  He will join the laboratory team at the company’s headquarters in Irlam, Manchester. John has a degree in Chemical Science from Manchester... Read more »
  • Two Stands for METALUBE in Dusseldorf
    For the first time METALUBE will also be exhibiting at Tube Dusseldorf from 16 – 20 th April 2018.  The company will showcase from its stand 6G20 its Tube and Pipe lubricant range that offer a comprehensive suite of... Read more »
  • Alumol

    Alumol™

    Alumol™ is a range of advanced, specially compounded oils that exhibit the properties required to impart an excellent surface finish at maximum drawing speeds when drawing pure aluminium, electrical and mechanical grade aluminium alloys.

  • Lubricool

    Lubricool™

    The Lubricool™ range offers a variety of high-performance emulsifiable lubricants designed mainly for drawing plain copper wire, plated wires and copper alloys. Increased productivity and reduced scrap is often a direct result of Lubricool™ wire drawing lubricant.

  • Tubol

    Tubol™

    Tubol™ is a comprehensive product range specifically designed for use in drawing non-ferrous tubes. Tubol™ has a variety of viscosities designed to meet low-carbon residues and individual products can be designed for bespoke customer processes.

  • Inoxol

    Inoxol™

    Inoxol™ is a range of premium, high-performance, semi-synthetic lubricants for the wet drawing of stainless steel wire. Unique features ensure maximum protection to wire dies and consistently bright surface finish on drawn wire.

  • Metal forming fluids

    Metal forming fluids

    A tailor-made range of lubricants and rust preventatives. Cool-Tek™ – water-dilutable concentrates for lubrication during forming and cutting processes, Sol-Tek™ – solvent-based evaporative lubricants, Meta-Shield™ – solvent-based rust preventatives.

  • Meta-Shield

    Meta-Shield™

    Meta-Shield™ is a specially formulated range of rust preventatives that safeguard metal components during storage and transport. A unique blend of high-quality corrosion inhibitors, oils and waxes that can be can be applied by spray, dip or brush.

  • OCG

    OCG™

    OCG™ is a range of cold-applied, protective greases for overhead line conductors and OPGW conductors. The range is endorsed and used by leading conductor manufacturers worldwide.

  • Metachain

    Metachain™

    Metachain™ is a range of fully synthetic, high-temperature chain oils specially formulated to meet the demands of chain applications in high-temperature industrial ovens, where conventional oils cannot function properly.

Metalube Limited
4 Huntsman Drive
Northbank Industrial Park
Irlam, Manchester
M44 5EG UK

Tel: +44 (0)161 775 7771
Fax: +44 (0)161 775 7511
post@metalube.co.uk

Metalube Limited, 4 Huntsman Drive, Northbank Industrial Park, Irlam, Manchester M44, 5EG UK

Tel: +44 (0)161 775 7771    Fax: +44 (0)161 775 7511    post@metalube.co.uk    www.metalube.co.uk

Exporting to over 80 countries worldwide