Additives & Specials

Quaker Houghton Tube Lubricant CR45

High viscosity heavy duty deep drawing oil


Tube Lubricant CR45S is one of a range of high lubricity oils for the cold reduction of steel tubes. They are viscous oils based upon extreme pressure additives and high lubricity agents. Product also contains surfactants to assist wash off by water or water based cleaners


Tube Lubricant CR45S can be used for difficult applications such as stainless steel tube expansions and reductions. Product is the highest viscosity in the range.
The internal lubrication of the mandrel as well as the external die lubrication can be effectively achieved using products from the Tube Lubricant CR range. The full range of the hardest steels, including stainless, nimonics and the more exotic alloys used in the aerospace and nuclear industries, will benefit from the use of these lubricants.
Tube Lubricant CR45S can be applied by pump, brush, or roller and is removed by normal solvent degreasing techniques or by aqueous cleaners.
To prevent risk of staining it recommended that lubricant is removed prior to annealing.

  • High lubricity for arduous forming applications
  • Especially suitable for cold tube reduction
  • Light coloured for good workpiece visibility
  • Prolongs die life
  • High viscosity for film strength on most arduous draws
  • Water washable
  • Appearance – Clear pale yellow oil
  • Specific gravity@ 15.5℃ – 1.30
  • Viscosity @ 20℃, mm2/s – 9000
  • Viscosity @ 40℃, mm2/s – 1200
  • Flash Point℃ – >200

Use neat as a supplied


Metal working coolants should be stored indoors in clean, dry conditions. Protect from frost. Recommended storage temperature is between 5°C and 35°C. Tops should be replaced on all containers when not in use. Use stock in delivery rotation. A shelf life of twelve months can be anticipated.

Health and Safety Data Sheets are supplied to customers to comply with Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 197 4, and should be closely studied prior to handling or use of the product. Copies are available from your Technical Health and Safety Officer. Various other advisory publications are available from the Health and Safety Executive and Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Quaker Houghton Lubricant Oil

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