Soluble Coolants

Castrol Hysol ABF 12

Castrol Hysol ABF 12 High Performance Soluble Metalworking Fluid.


Castrol Hysol ABF 12 (previously called Cooledge  ABF 12) is a high-performance soluble metalworking fluid which is free from boron, amine, chlorine and formaldehyde-releasing agents. It contains a unique additive package that works in synergy to enhance machining performance and surface finish, provide excellent product stability, improve bio resistance properties and lower the overall operations costs. Hysol ABF 12 is suitable for large central systems and single sump machines.


Hysol ABF 12 is specially designed for cast iron and low-medium alloyed steel machining. It can also be used for the machining of aluminium and magnesium alloys.


Castrol Hysol ABF 12 High-Performance Soluble Metalworking Fluid Advantages:.

  • Formaldehyde releasing free to comply with health and safety regulations
  • Boron-free for environmental compliance and improved residue characteristics
  • Chlorine and nitrite free to fulfil your local legislation, waste treatment and environmental requirements
  • Resists fungal attacks to extend fluid life and reduce maintenance and machine downtime
  • Low foam in recommended water conditions
  • Lubrication package specifically designed to enhance tool life and improve surface finish
  • Excellent wetting properties reduce coolant drag out and deliver clean machine tools and components
  • Unique multi-functional product for multi-metal operations results in product consolidation
Mineral oil40% +
Concentration range3-15%
Metal typeAluminum, Cast Iron, High alloy steel / Stainless steel, Low / Med alloy steel, Other Alloys, Yellow Metal
Multi metals suitableYes
Formulated without Chlorinated ParaffinYes
Formulated without BoronYes
Product typeMetal Working Fluids
Applicable to these sectorsAerospace, Automotive Manufacture, Machinery, Metal Goods

General machining 7-9%
Drilling 7-10%
Reaming and tapping 8-12%
Broaching 8-12%
Water Range

200-1500ppm CaCO³

To avoid product deterioration always keep the container/drum tightly sealed. Store the product in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Prevent exposure to frost and avoid water ingress. For optimum product stability, it is preferable to store the product indoors between 5°C and 45 °C / 41°F and 113°F.
For more details, please refer to the product safety data sheet.

This product was previously called Coolegde ABF 12. The name was changed in 2015

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Castrol Hysol ABF 12 metalworking soluble cooling fluids

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