Chaoshui Opens Metalworking Fluid Production


Chaoshui Opens Metalworking Fluid Production
Visitors tour the new metalworking fluids plant of Chaoshui Technology. Photo courtesy of Chaoshui Technology

Aiming to offer replacements for foreign products, Chaoshui Technology Co. last week formally opened a metalworking fluid production facility with capacity of 30,000 metric tons per year.

The production line appears to be located at the company’s headquarters in Foshan, in southern Guangdong province, one of the country’s main industrial centers. The facility was developed with support from Tsinghua University in Beijing and the quasi-governmental Jihua Laboratory in Foshan.

The company did not disclose the cost of the facility, and its website does not indicate whether it had previously existing production facilities. Officials could not be reached for comment.

Founded in 2020, Chaoshui develops, produces and supplies lubricants, doing business as Superlub Tech. It’s stated aim is to improve the quality of lubricants available for key equipment in China, while helping to reduce energy consumption. According to the news release, the company has so far developed 40 types of metalworking fluids, at least some of which are water based.

China is a large consumer of metalworking fluids, but according to Chaoshui, most higher quality products are supplied by foreign companies. The company wants to provide products that reduce this dependence for the aerospace, defense, energy, rail and high-end machine-tooling industries.

The research and development team formed by Chaoshui is led by academicians and young researchers in mechanics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines. The company said it has developed a series of products and equipment, including metalworking cutting fluids, rolling fluids, metalworking fluid supply systems and used fluid treatment systems that have been put into commercial operation.