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Top Tubes makes savings of 30% by switching to Metalube® products

Top Tubes Ltd of Wednesbury, UK, is a manufacturer of steel tubes and uses Metalube® compatible water-based tube manufacturing products:

  • 4-6% Cool-Tek™ 250 (Mill lubricant)
  • Meta-Shield™ W1000D (Ready to use water-based rust preventative)

This package by Metalube® is used in the forming and protection of tube manufactured from aluminised, black, cold rolled, hot rolled (pickled and dipped), and galvanised steels.


The use of Metalube® Cool-Tek™ 250 and Meta-Shield™ W1000D package removed the issues by stabilising emulsifcation which prevented variations in cleanliness and lubrication.

It also provided superior corrosion protection on both the inside and outside bore of the tubes. The deposited rust preventative flm gives a clean and bright finish to the tubes and is easier to remove by the end user.

The odour within the factory was markedly improved and the risk of fre greatly reduced. The fnished tube was cleaner and there was an improvement in overall mill cleanliness.

The switch to Cool-Tek™ 250 and Meta-Shield™ W1000C gave a signifcant reduction in cost of over 30%.

Performance was improved in the following areas:

  • Reduced instances of mill skid
  • Improved mill cleanliness
  • Improved fnished tube appearance
  • Superior corrosion protection on inside and outside bore
  • Easier to remove preventative film

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