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RE: drawing compounds for hot rolled steel rod

Try a dry film lubricant like graphite.  Superior Graphite is one of
many vendors.

>From: 	EADC tem Red accnt # 6[SMTP:EADC_RD6@ise.ufl.edu]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, April 30, 1997 10:19 AM
>To: 	p2tech@great-lakes.net
>Subject: 	drawing compounds for hot rolled steel rod
>I am an employee at the University of Florida Industrial Assessment 
>Center which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  We do free 
>energy and productivity audits for manufacturing companies in Florida 
>and South Georgia.  I am currently working on a consultation at a 
>steel wire manufacturer.  The manufacturer presently uses a drawing 
>compound on the steel rod immediately before the rod is drawn into a 
>specific size wire.  I am looking for other possibiliies to 
>lubricate the rod so that it may be drawn.  I am researching other 
>possibilities to see if any other options may be more cost-effective. 
>Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.  Also, if 
>you have any other sources I may inquire, that would be helpful as 
>Thank you
>Kolten Sarver