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Synergex™ neutralizing amine additives

​Synergex™ neutralizing amine additives

Our Synergex line of amine additives significantly boost performance while extending the life of metalworking fluids.

Synergex - a low-odor N-alkylalkanolamine (AAA) ideal for pH adjustment in semi-synthetic and full-synthetic emulsion lubricants. Synergex has been known for decades to be an optimal amine additive for use in metalworking fluids, and Synergex was first introduced to the metalworking market over 30 years ago. Synergex provides for exceptional biological control and greatly enhanced colloid (emulsion, dispersion) stability. Overall, Synergex allows for extended fluid life with an impressive balance of benefit/cost.

Synergex T - a high-performance tertiary amine additive capable of boosting the performance of metalworking fluids. Synergex T is a very low-odor, low/zero VOC N-alkylalkanolamine ideal for use as a neutralizing agent in semi-synthetic and full-synthetic emulsion lubricants wherein VOC and/or secondary amine issues are a concern. With very low vapor pressure and volatility, Synergex T allows for significantly extended fluid life.

Synergex T Plus- an excellent multi-purpose tertiary amine additive, offering very low vapor pressure and ideal partition properties. The partition coefficient of Synergex T Plus between oil and water ensures that this valuable additive is present and active within both phases of an oil/water emulsion. Synergex T Plus is the best choice for emulsion and pH stability when enhanced biological control is needed. In particular, Synergex T Plus can be a useful part of mycobacteria control strategies. Fluids formulated with Synergex T Plus amine additive provide stable performance for extended periods of time.

Synergex LA – a hydrophobic tertiary N,N-dialkylalkanolamine ideal for use in combination with a hydrophilic primary alkanolamine like MIPA. The use of Synergex LA in combination with MIPA provides for biostabilizing activity on the order of similar combinations such as DCHA/MIPA. Synergex LA is sometimes preferred over more hydrophilic alternatives in high oil semi synthetic and high oil soluble fluids.

MDEA – the ideal low VOC tertiary amine for use as a bulk neutralizing agent in all types of metalworking fluids. MDEA exhibits very low odor and provides for the performance benefits of typical tertiary AAA’s.

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