Tube bending gel for stainless steel tubes
A major equipment builder gave us a challenge. They wanted to move from a mandrel paste for machines shaping stainless steel tubes, to a clear, high water content gel, without losing the lubrication performance. Major requirements were that costs had to be comparable and the product had to be clear because operators need to weld accurately through any residues. Although it proved a difficult development, it’s now used successfully in several major international car plants.