SUPPORTING A LEANGREEN® VALUE STREAM High performance non-oil chemistry leads to a lean and green value stream. IRMCO FLUIDS® metalforming films are high performance, environmentally sound solutions that support lean and green manufacturing through reduced time, chemicals, water, energy and environmental impact.

METALFORMING - TOOLING Because of an ability to protect tooling in a thin film regime, 50% less product is used. Excess application waste and housekeeping burden is eliminated. High performance film barrier clings to critical surfaces under high frictional heat conditions, reducing die polishing down-time an average of 25%.

WELDING - ASSEMBLY Oil-free surfaces provide an improved condition for welding and assembly. Studies using MIG, TIG, and resistance welding techniques have proven that in some cases welding can be achieved without prior washing*. Weld rejects due to lubricant caused porosity and carbon are significantly reduced.

CLEANING - PAINTING - DISPOSAL Removal with 110º plain water first stage or mild alkaline cleaner, reduces chemical, water volume and energy use up to 75%. Cleaning and pre-treatment chemicals perform more efficiently and last longer between system clean-outs. Washer disposal is reduced up to 75%. Paint rejects caused by oil boil-out and cratering are eliminated.

ENVIRONMENT IRMCO technology has the lowest aquatic toxicity. Treatment costs, volume, and liability are reduced up to 75%. To date IRMCO has eliminated over 10 million gallons of oil waste on our planet.

*Verify weld performance and end user standards before making a process change.*Verify weld performance and end user standards before making a process change.


Metal Compatibility

See IRMCO PAG (Product Application Guide). Due to variability among metal grades, compatibility should be verified on-site.


See IRMCO PAG, maximum dilution ratio not to be exceeded. Use deionized water for optimum performance upon dilution.


Concentrate easily mixes water. No agitation required after initial mixing.

Roller Application

IRMCO IFR Roll Coater System

Spray Application

IRMCO Lubricant Management System (Nozzle diameter: 0.020" to 0.036").

Parts Cleaning

IRMCO recommends a mild alkaline wash at a pH range of 7.0-10.0. The pH should not exceed 11.0 (alkaline) or be lower than 6.0 (acidic), a temperature between 110F/43C -120F/49C, not to exceed 150F/65.5C. Values above 150F can hamper proper cleaning.

Tool Cleanup

Use water-based cleaner such as IRMCO 819-000 Cleaner-Rust Inhibitor or IRMCO 957-000 Cleaner/Degreaser.

Equipment Paint

Equipment should be painted with alkaline resistant epoxy paint such as Tile Clad II (B62W101) from Sherwin-Williams Co. or Devran 250 from Devoe Coatings Co.

Handling and Storage

Container should be stored tightly closed and indoors at or near room temperature, approximately 68°F (20°C).

Disposal Considerations

Follow applicable regulations.

OEM Approvals

See IRMCO OEM Approvals list.

Export Limitations

See IRMCO MSDS and PAG for compliance information regarding any export limitations set by Canadian DSL, European EINECS, or Australian AICS lists.


Amber liquid
Boiling Point:
Approximately 212°F (100°C)
8.5 - 9.3 lb/gal (1.02 - 1.12 kg/L)
Evaporation Rate:
Flash Point:
Freezing/Melting Point:
Approximately 32°F (0°C)
Completely soluble in water
Specific Gravity:
1.02 - 1.12

QUANTIFIABLE DIFFERENCE Testing at Ohio State’s Center For Precision Forming (CFPF) concluded that IRMCO’s chemistry increases metal stretch 65 - 100% greater than four of the most widely used metalforming oils. As shown below, IRMCO was also the top performer in all other critical manufacturing areas.


The test data and results set forth herein are based on laboratory work under controlled conditions and do not necessarily indicate the result that the buyer or user will attain. Full-scale testing and product performance are the responsibility of the buyer or user. See Important Notice Section of Product Application Guide for additional details. Should you have any problem with an IRMCO product, please notify IRMCO for a replacement, credit, or refund.

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