Fuchs Acquires Forging-lube Maker


Fuchs Lubricants has acquired Dylon Industries, which manufactures forging lubricants and other metalworking lubricants. Terms of the transaction, announced Monday, were not disclosed.

Founded in 1967, Cleveland-based Dylon said it focuses on products that meet the severe operating conditions found in the metal melting and metal forming industries. The company makes its forging lubricants, with and without graphite, for the ferrous and non-ferrous markets.

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Dylon also makes specialty greases for forging press gears, bearings chains and cables. Other technologies developed by the company include die casting release agents, ceramic cements and release coatings, and graphitic mold release coatings.

Steve Puffpaff, president and chief operating officer of Harvey, Ill.-based Fuchs Lubricants Co., said the combination of Fuchs and Dylon will enrich service for customers by providing a more complete line of forging products to both national and international markets. The combined research and development efforts of Fuchs and Dylon will allow us to offer a more comprehensive support system to our customers, Puffpaff said.

Fuchs Lubricants – the U.S. subsidiary of Mannheim, Germany-based Fuchs Petrolub – provides lubricants and services to a wide range of U.S. industries, including underground mines, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and makers of complex metal components such as automotive, appliance and aerospace manufacturers. Some of Fuchs products include forging lubricants, lubricating oils, greases, cutting and grinding fluids, drawing and stamping fluids, quench oils, cleaners and corrosion preventives.

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