Household Aluminum

Somentor™ hydrocarbon fluids

Somentor hydrocarbon fluids are produced from mineral oil fractions by hydrogenation and distillation. They are particularly suited for use as basestock fluids in aluminum foil and sheet rolling applications, where ultra-high purity is required.

Somentor fluids are available in multiple grades to accommodate specific requirements.

  • Somentor™ 29, with its low viscosity, is best suited for aluminum foil rolling and can be used as a separation fluid for foil doubling.
  • Somentor™ 32 has an extremely narrow boiling range that reduces evaporation and minimizes the increase of viscosity for consistent operating conditions at the mill bite.
  • Somentor™ 34 offers a high flash point (100°C / 212°F) for severe operating conditions inherent in aluminum sheet rolling. 

Advantages of Somentor fluids

  • Clean annealing properties (no need for degreasing beforehand) to reduce the potential for production rejects
  • Compliant with FDA regulations for use in the production of food packaging
  • Very low aromatic content for low odor and high worker comfort
  • Can be blended with additives to meet the needs of individual mill operations 
  • 3 grades
  • Carbon number distribution: C11-C16

  • Safe-use advice
  • Formulation upgrade
  • Product quality follow-up

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