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Water based, graphite die forging lubricant for high lubricity for hot, warm and precision forging of ferrous metals.

Product Overview

BONDERITE® L-FG F 87 (known as Deltaforge F-87)  is a graphite, water based die lubricant formulated or hot and warm forming of ferrous metals.  Suitable for difficult press work and highly automated processes including hot, warm and precision forging.


Apply by conventional spray techniques.  Supplied as a concentrate and can normally be diluted with ordinary tap water prior to use. The dilution ratio varies according to the difficulty of the job and the degree of cooling.

Operation          Concentration
Initial trials                 1:10
Typical range             1:20
Severe operations      1:3

Features & Benefits

Faster substrate wetting.  Wets dies up to 371°C (700°F)
Excellent lubricity and release.
Higher dilution ratios.
Longer die life.

Problems Solved

BONDERITE® L-FG F 87 helps provide a solution to the following industry & application problems: 

Shortened die life
Release issue
Excessive billet use and scrap

Product Specifications

Lubricant: Processed Graphite
Carrier:   Water
Solids Content:  23.0–25.0%
pH of Concentrate: 10.0–12.0
Density: 9.5lbs. / gallon
Freezing Point:  32 °F
Viscosity (Brookfield):  500-1,500 cP

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