A dry drawing lubricant can be based on sodium soap, calcium soap, or a mix. TRAXIT produces lubricants with different fat contents and additives. The lubricants have different plastified areas and softening points, which are important for different drawing applications. The target is to reach hydro-dynamic lubrication.
The lubricant creates a strong and stable lubricant layer (film) that helps to keep the surfaces of the wire and die apart from each other.
The efficiency of a lubricant is based on: