Metalloid Corporation Acquires AccroLube

Sturgis, Michigan ~ Metalloid Corporation, metalworking fluids manufacturer, has acquired AccroLube from Accro-Seal Inc, Vicksburg, Michigan, manufacturers of High Temperature Polyurea grease with PTFE.

The acquisition of Accrolube fits into Metalloid Corporation strategy to better serve our current and expand our customer portfolio. By purchasing AccroLube, this product line will increase and diversify Metalloid’s already expansive metalworking fluids to also now include AccroLube. This will allow Metalloid Corporation to offer customers a specially formulated Polyurea grease with PTFE.

About AccroLube

Accrolube High Temperature Polyurea grease is a premium, high performance grease, designed for extending service life for industrial applications over a wide operating temperature range. This advanced, shear stable thickening system is designed to reduce oil separation at elevated temperatures. In addition, this thickening system does not contain any heavy metals that will act as a catalyst for oxidation. This will result in a longer life lubricant in the application and be friendly to the environment.

Accrolube High Temperature Polyurea grease is formulated with the right base oil viscosity to provide excellent film strength at elevated temperature. This will help protect parts from friction and wear. The product is formulated with highly refined mineral oil to help extend the life of the lubricant. To enhance the performance properties of the grease, lubricating solids, (PTFE) are added to the grease to help reduce the coefficient of friction in the application.

Applications- Automotive, Mold Release, Pneumatic Cylinders, Gears, Bearings, Jack Screws, Hydraulic & Industrial Equipment, Valves, and Marine Equipment.

About Metalloid Corporation

Our goal is to provide trouble-free products that will contribute to the efficiency, effectiveness and profitability of your company. The proper selection and application of metalworking fluids can result in increased productivity, reduced waste and down time, and lower cost in your manufacturing operation.  Metalloid offers superior products formulated with consideration for the environment, health and safety. Our commitment is to provide the highest quality products backed by experienced technical support personnel who ensure that our customers’ needs are met. The quality of every product and shipment is controlled to assure uniformity and consistency. Our quality control staff works closely with production personnel to ensure quality products and on-time delivery for customers.

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METCOR 43 Testing

METCOR 43 is the perfect choice for all your long term storage element protection needs, it goes on quick without the need to be cleaned off prior to the assembly.

The steel parts (Rebar Connectors) were put into the humidity cabinet from FC Industries after being cleaned in solvent and coated with METCOR 43.   They have now been in the humidity cabinet for 17 days with the water condensing on the parts following ASTM  D2247, which is the “Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance in 100% Relative Humidity”.  One of the steel parts is starting to show a couple spots of rust around the top edge, but they are free of rust otherwise.  The standard rough calculation that is used is 1 test hour is equivalent to 29.5 hours in the field, so if it was in the humidity cabinet for 17 days, which is 408 hours, it would be equivalent to 501 days or a little over 16 months of protection in the field with using the METCOR 43.    

USDA Certified Bio-Based Products

Metalloid Corporation is one of the first 500 companies to earn the right to display the USDA Certified Biobased Product label on a certified product.

The USDA badge signifies Metalloid Corps long-term commitment to using renewable materials, reducing our reliance on petroleum, supporting the bioeconomy, and bettering the planet through innovation.

By taking early steps to earn certification for our biobased products, Metalloid helped grow this country’s bioeconomy and establish the BioPreferred Program as the premier government authority to verify biobased product claims. Currently, the BioPreferred Program Catalog lists more than 16,000 qualified products in over 200 categories, with more than 5,000 earning certification.


A Message From Metalloid for Our Customers

First, I hope that all of you and your families are safe wherever you are.

Those of us in “essential” businesses are either working from home or actually going into a plant or office and doing our very best to stay safe. Many items we need are in short supply. I wanted all of you to know that Metalloid is also considered an “essential” business and we do our best to keep the economy moving and provide the goods and services America needs. Our employees in quality control and in manufacturing are working every day to get the specialty chemical products out the door to keep things moving for your businesses and our economy.

One of the items in short supply is “antibacterial soap.” According to the FDA (see link below) they inform us that antibacterial soaps are no more effective than washing with plain soap and hot water. In fact, according to the FDA, some of the ingredients in antibacterial soap used over a long period or frequently have a potential negative effect on health. Further, antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizer are NO SUBSTITUTE for thorough hand washing.

Metalloid has an environmentally safe, “green” alternative to harsh antibacterial soaps – ADDVANCE BOTANICAL HAND CLEANER. Many of you are using this product in your facilities. ADDVANCE BOTANICAL HAND CLEANER carries a certification from the US Department of Agriculture – “USDA Certified Bio-Based Product.” This product is safe and effective when used with hot water and thorough hand washing. The CDC has a video with instructions for effective hand washing.

FDA LINK regarding antibacterial soaps:

ADDVANCE BOTANICAL HAND CLEANER is available and in stock for you. Stay safe!

Metalloid can help with your manufacturing needs – from lubricants to hand soap – One Source … One Solution … One World … Now more than Ever Before!

— Richard (Rick) Strapple, VP Sales/Marketing

Metalloid’s Commitment to the Environment

As the long-term growth of the global economy has accelerated because of increasing manufacturing, the impact of disposable products, packaging, and production materials on the environment has become a significant and growing concern.  Many manufacturing processes rely on lubricating oils that fulfill critical functions, such as lowering friction, reducing wear, cooling machine parts, preventing corrosion, and more.  Although these lubricants are essential to equipment operation, they are traditionally made with base oils that have traditionally been refined from crude oil, which causes environmental damage when pumped from the ground or ocean, threatening the food supply when it spills into waterways (killing aquatic wildlife), and when it contaminates fertile soil used in agriculture.  We have all been affected by many years of neglect and improper disposal, and it is the future generations who will be harmed the most if we continue down this path.

In many countries, laws that require the use of botanically-based oils, such as vegetable oils, as well as other bio-renewable materials, help prevent future damage.  But in the United States and some other countries, use of these safer products is not mandated by law, but remains a choice.  For financial gain, many choose to ignore the problem or do nothing about it.  Others pretend the problem doesn’t exist.

Metalloid Corporation has not ignored the problem; rather, we’ve spent time and money researching and testing manufacturing fluids that are safer for both the environment and the workers that use them.  These products do not compromise on performance, but provides added value and improved overall performance by taking advantage of the inherent benefits they have to offer including being biodegradable, less toxic, and renewable along with reducing our dependency on imported petroleum oils.

Currently employed as Technical Director for Metalloid, I’ve worked in the manufacturing fluids industry for over half my life, developing many different products for many different industries, including automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, HVAC, and medical.  One of the reasons I joined Metalloid was to leave a positive impact on the environment so that future generations would not be harmed.  We must not fail to protect the fragile environment we live in, for it must also sustain the life of future generations.

— Tom Blunt, Technical Director / R&D Chemist

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METCHEM 6475 is a synthetic grinding fluid for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including stainless steels. This fluid is formulated to increase wheel life, improve surface finish, and help prevent wheel loading.METCHEM 6475 is designed to provide long-term trouble free performance, exceptional fine settling, and extended sump life.


  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Excellent swarf settling properties
  • Hard water stable
  • Excellent rancidity control
  • Leaves soft, non-tacky residue
  • Superior tramp oil rejection
  • Easily removed in aqueous wash systems
  • Improves part finish


  • CNC Machining
  • Drilling
  • Grinding
  • Machining- General
  • Milling- Profiling
  • Roll Forming
  • Sawing
  • Sawing-Flood
  • Tapping
  • Turning