Synergex multifunctional amine additives

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Synergex — A low-odor, N-alkyl alkanolamine (AAA) ideal for pH adjustment in semisynthetic and full-synthetic emulsion lubricants, Synergex has been known for decades as an optimal amine additive for use in metalworking fluids. It provides exceptional biological control and greatly enhanced colloid (emulsion and dispersion) stability. Overall, Synergex supports extended fluid life with an impressive balance of benefit and cost.

Synergex T — This is 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-alkyl alkanolamine. It is ideal for use as a neutralizing agent in semisynthetic and full-synthetic emulsion lubricants, where VOC and/or secondary amine issues are a concern. With very low vapor pressure and volatility, Synergex T supports significantly extended fluid life.

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

Synergex LA — This hydrophobic tertiary N,N-dialkyl alkanolamine is ideal for use in combination with a hydrophilic primary alkanolamine like MIPA. Using Synergex LA combined with MIPA provides biostabilizing activity similar to combinations such as DCHA/MIPA. Synergex LA is sometimes preferred over more hydrophilic alternatives in high-oil semisynthetic and high-oil soluble fluids.

MDEA — This is 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 supports the performance benefits of typical tertiary AAAs.

Multifunctional benefits

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