Over the past five years, major breakthroughs in hot mill lubrication technology and application methods have helped to reduce the primary carbon footprints of steel mills.

Quaker Chemical recently conducted studies on roll bite lubrication in hot strip mills which demonstrated how today’s greener formulation techniques can reduce the carbon footprint of a mill.

In addition to conducting research Quaker’s technical experts worked to reduce primary carbon footprints in the base chemistries of its own products.

Its Quakerol product uses a chemistry that relies on surface active components that provide a sacrificial conforming layer on work rolls and back-up rolls which extend roll surface life.

To share more detailed findings of its recent study, Quaker’s Hot Rolling Product Manager James Murphy will present a paper at AISTech 2010 in Pittsburgh, USA in May.