The Pardubice refinery is working on a new generation of environmentally-friendly cutting fluids.
Pardubice, 19.8. 2011 – The grant project "New Generation of Ecological Cutting Fluids" for the TIP programme which the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic has announced is being prepared by the company Paramo in cooperation with the Technical University of Liberec and the Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague.
Specifically it involves the development, testing and semi-operational verification of a new generation of ecological fluids for the most common machining operations. "Development will be based on the use of newly proposed and scientifically based methods for ascertaining the specific individual properties of process fluids. For example the ability of the process fluid to penetrate the cutting zone, the ability of the process fluid to create a lubricating film, and the anti-adhesive ability of the process fluid," explains Jan Pavlík, head of the Paramo Development and Quality Department.
The proposed project combines two areas of industry, applied chemistry and engineering. According to Jan Pavlík the latest findings of applied chemistry will find interdisciplinary application in industrial engineering production in the Czech Republic.
The advantage of the new process fluids consists of the fact that they do not represent a health risk for operators of metalworking machines and of their environmental friendliness (easy biodegradability). Another advantage is their effectiveness from the aspect of productivity and finish quality of machined pieces. " We want to ensure that the new generation of fluids has the same properties as the products of other global manufacturers and suppliers. In this way we will improve the competitiveness of Czech industry within the European space," says Jan Pavlík in conclusion.
PARAMO, a.s., a member of the UNIPETROL/PKN ORLEN Group, processes crude oil for refinery and asphalt products, and also for lubricating and process oils, incl. subsequent and ancillary products. The refinery purchases and processes oil hydrogen and hydrocrack products. Intermediate products are used in the production of basic oils and lubricating oils which contain very low levels of sulphur. The company employs 661 people.
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