QualiChem Metalworking Goes Dye Free in 2023

QualiChem has always subscribed to the principles of Product Stewardship, ensuring human and environmental safety in our research, development, and manufacturing processes. As such, we have made the decision to remove dyes in our metal removal fluids, effective January 1, 2023.

This change will not impact the performance of QualiChem metalworking fluids or our customer’s ordering process. Simply put, customers can expect the same great performance without the dyed color.

Dedication to Sustainability and Operational Excellence

While the dyes in some of our metal removal fluids (coolants and straight oils) provide a pleasant aesthetic, they do not enhance or sustain the performance of our products in any way. As such, the decision to remove the dye and continue our commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices was an easy one.

“QualiChem’s commitment to delivering high-performance products is rivaled only by our commitment to health, safety, and environmental responsibility,” says Tim Davis, President of QualiChem, Inc. “Eliminating the dyes from our manufacturing process removes the associated risk for our plant personnel and prevents potential solid waste pollution.”

QualiChem’s manufacturing processes adhere to ISO 9001 standards and strive to minimize human and environmental impact.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team of metalworking experts is prepared to assist customers through this transition. In the meantime, we’ve spent some time anticipating your questions below.

Does the refractive index change now that the dye has been removed? No. There is no change to the refractive index. You can use the same refractometer chart to maintain your concentration.

What if the dye helps me differentiate it from other fluids used in my shop? Contact your QualiChem Sales Engineer and we can work with you on an alternative solution.

Will the product name change? Yes. The undyed versions of products will have the letter C (clear) at the end of the name. For example, XTREME COOL 335 will now be XTREME COOL 335C.

Can I return dyed product back to QualiChem? No. Unless the product is defective, there is no reason to return the dyed material.

Will the removal of dye change the SDS? The only change to the SDS will be the description of the appearance. It will no longer be red or blue.

Don’t see your question?

Reach out to your QualiChem Sales Engineer for additional guidance through this transition.