Water-dilutable metalworking fluid


GREIBOCUT 160 is a boron and formaldehyde free high performance metalworking fluid. It has particularly been developed for demanding thread forming operations on stainless steel. Thanks to the technical advanced formulation, GREIBOCUT 160 is also suited for the toughest grinding operations on steel, cast iron, aluminium and titanium.

The metalworking fluid GREIBOCUT 160 has been formulated with a mineral oil content of approx. 45 % along with highly efficient lubricity esters. The raw material choice used to make GREIBOCUT 160 helps provide excellent surface finish and outstanding tool life. Although free from formaldehyde, the emulsions are long-term pH-stable. The concentrate does not contain nitrite or critical secondary amines and therefore corresponds to the German TRGS 611 regulations, Special inhibitors provide effective protection against nitrosamine formation.

GREIBOCUT 160 emulsions are recommended to be made-up using proprietary coolant mixing equipment. Alternatively, slowly add the concentrate to the water in a fast moving area of the system. The make-up water should be 90 to 360 ppm Ca 43 (5 — 20 'dhl) total hardness and at room temperature. The emulsion's working temperature should not exceed 40 'C.

For cleaning of the machined components we recommend a mild alkaline cleaner from our metalworking fluid range. The concentrate should be stored at temperatures between 5 to 35 °C and protected from frost. Always observe the use by date on the container.


Key Benefits:

  • excellent lubricity and high performance on severe thread forming applications
  • free from boron and formaldehyde
  • very good filter ability
  • stable emulsion
  • enhanced corrosion protection


Physical data

Appearance/20 °C


clear — slightly hazy, brown liquid  
Density/20 °C DIN 51757 approx. 0.945 g/cm3
Viscosity/20 °C DIN 51562/1 approx. 395 mm2/s
pH-value, 5 %, DIN water, 20 °C
DIN 51369

approx. 9.6
Corrosion protection, 3 %, DIN water

DIN 51360/2

note 0
Foam behaviour, 5%, 20 'dH water
PLM 045

immediate foam knock-down


Factors for concentration determination

Refractometer 1.0
Acid split method 1.3
acidimetric titration up to pH 4 0.92*
acidimetric titration up to pH 7 1.32*

*) Method used: Titration of a 10 ml sample with 0.1 n hydrochloric acid up to pH 4


Concentrations recommended for use

drilling, turning, milling: 5 — 8 %
reaming, sawing: 8 — 14 %
grinding: 8 — 12 %


All information quoted above is based on our experience and actual know-how but is given without guarantee and obligation. Recommendations on the application and use of our products, should be adapted to the particular working conditions and materials employed.